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Enhanced Security for Fleet Week, Music Festival in San Francisco After Las Vegas Shooting

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    In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, enhanced security will be put in place for two large outdoor events scheduled to take place in San Francisco this weekend. Pete Suratos reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, enhanced security will be put in place for two large outdoor events scheduled to take place in San Francisco this weekend.

    People attending Fleet Week and the Hardly Strictly Blue Grass music festival should expect to heavy security at both events.

    San Francisco police prepping for Fleet Week, which attracts over one million per year, were already increasing patrols on land and on water before the concert shooting in Las Vegas. Those security measures for Fleet in addition to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass will likely increase following Sunday's nights shooting.

    "Already our entertainment venues like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the concerts are adding and beefing up security. They're working even closer with the police department about any holes, any gaps," Mayor Ed Lee said.

    Lee added that San Francisco is home to a number of tall buildings and hotels looking out over large, open spaces. The shooter who opened fire in Las Vegas showered concertgoers with bullets from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel. That reality has Lee concerned.

    "We have to pay a lot of attention to that," he said.

    Fleet Week is already underway as of Wednesday, but the more populat events last through the weekend. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass kicks off Friday and continues through Sunday.

    In addition to monitoring both events closely, San Francisco police indicate that they have a plan in place should a scenario like the one that transpired in Las Vegas occur in the Bay Area.

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