Because the group in Half Moon Bay, California, reeled after the mass taking pictures that killed seven individuals on Monday, there have been grief counselors current to offer emotional assist, based on Ray Mueller of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.
“We had grief counselors with individuals final night time. We weren’t attempting to interrupt down what they considered the occasion, we have been attempting to offer them emotional assist,” he informed CNN on Tuesday.
There have been kids current on the web site of the taking pictures, and whereas they’re “extremely resilient,” Mueller stated he hung out “enjoying soccer with considered one of them and attempting to present them with as a lot assist as doable whereas we assist their dad and mom.”
The group is “simply fully overcome with unhappiness,” he added, saying, “it’s horrifying what has occurred in our group.”
There was an “outpouring of affection and compassion for our group — individuals exhibiting up at the shelter late within the night, bringing blankets, bringing meals, working collectively,” Mueller stated.