Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the news in a statement released today.
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Las Vegas – the victims of violence, the witnesses, and the friends and families mourning loved ones. We are especially heartbroken over the loss of one of our own to this unconscionable and senseless act. Carrie Barnette had been a member of the Disney California Adventure culinary team for ten years and was beloved by her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with her family, along with our support, during this incredibly difficult time. Another valued Disney cast member, Jessica Milam, was also seriously injured and we are praying for her recovery.
The attack on a country music festival Sunday night has left more than 50 people dead and more than 500 injured, according to police reports. The shooting replaces last year's attack on The Pulse nightclub in Orlando as the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history. Theme park fans might remember that Universal Orlando team members were killed in that attack.
We join all theme park fans in sending our gratitude to everyone in the Las Vegas community who has turned out to donate blood and provide comfort and any form of physical, medical, financial or emotional support to those affected by this attack. Thank you. You are the people who deserve the spotlight in the news today, and not the person who committed this act of terror.
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