Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve said he is relieved his friends are OK after a gunman opened fire on people attending the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.
Shreve, who lives approximately a half hour away from the Las Vegas Strip, had about 10 friends who attended the outdoor concert. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 others injured, according to ABC News, in the shooting, considered the deadliest shooting in modern United States history.
"Nobody was hurt, thankfully,'' Shreve said, according to the Bergen Record's Pete Caldera. "But it's awful.''
Shreve, 27, said he found out about the shooting Monday morning at around 8 when his girlfriend called him.
"You never want that to happen anywhere, but it's my hometown, it hurts a little bit more," Shreve said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I had a bunch of friends there. ... One of my friends said she was right there when the people next to her got hit [by gunfire]. They were all right there."
Shreve told reporters he had attended the concert in the past. While the Yankees play in Tuesday's wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins, Shreve said if he is on the roster, he would focus solely on the game.
"I don't think I've digested it yet," Shreve said, according to Boland. "I'm just happy everybody I know is OK, but it's just a tragic thing."