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ILWU thoughts and prayers are with Las Vegas victims and families; Longshoreman injured protecting wife

Note: We are shocked and saddened by the senseless massacre that occurred in Las Vegas last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families. We especially pray for the recovery of our ILWU union brother who was critically injured while protecting his wife. This act of bravery and love symbolizes a true hero. We will continue to pray and support all those that have been effected by this heinous act.

From an article titled ‘San Pedro crane operator shot while shielding his wife during Las Vegas mass shooting’ in the Daily Breeze:

A San Pedro crane operator was shot in the back while protecting his wife at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert in Las Vegas where at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured in the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.

Mike Ljubic, who works at the Port of Los Angeles, was undergoing surgery this morning, according to friends. He reportedly was in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Several Harbor Area residents were in Las Vegas over the weekend when the shooting occurred Sunday night.

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