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Titans running back DeMarco Murray donating $50K to responders, victims

Updated October 8, 2017 - 2:21 pm

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray will make a $50,000 donation in response to last Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip which left 58 dead and nearly 500 injured.

The Las Vegan will donate $25,000 to the Las Vegas Police Department and $25,000 to victims’ families.

“When I heard about the terror and devastation in my hometown of Las Vegas, I couldn’t believe it,” Murray told ESPN on Sunday. “I was shocked, sickened and scared for the families and the friends of the victims. I want to help and do whatever I can to take away their pain from such a horrific experience.”

Murray, 29, also expressed hope that the country can “work diligently towards keeping our people safe and eliminate these kinds of attacks in the future.”

Murray, who was born in Las Vegas, is a Bishop Gorman graduate and has played in the NFL since 2011.

Contact Betsy Helfand at bhelfand@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BetsyHelfand on Twitter.

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