PRCA cancels Day 1 of National Finals Rodeo

LAS VEGAS – Three people were killed and one was seriously injured in a shooting on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus today (Wednesday). Police say the shooter was killed by law enforcement.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association issued the following statement:

In respect for those who lost their lives on December 6, the NFR will take a day of mourning

Due to the tragic event that took place on the UNLV Campus today, the Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Board of Directors announced that the first performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo®, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7, has been cancelled.

“All of us are saddened by the events that occurred today,” said LVE President Tim Keener. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected. We are grateful to all of the first responders, police, security and the UNLV community for their actions today.”

“Today’s shooting on the UNLV campus was alarming and deeply troubling,” said PRCA CEO Tom Glause. “The PRCA is grateful for the rapid, professional response from law enforcement and first responders. Our thoughts right now are focused on the victims of this senseless act of violence.”

Additional details will be announced Thursday morning.