Rams HC Sean McVay says there will be a moment of silence before matchup with Seahawks to pay respect to those killed in Thousand Oaks shooting
Late on Wednesday evening, a mass shooting occurred at a bar located in Thousand Oaks that saw 12 people killed in the process.
It is a tragic situation that has shaken the nearby community with an outpouring of support to those impacted by this incident. The Los Angeles Rams have been one of the first professional sports teams to address the situation while head coach Sean McVay has now indicated that there will be a moment of silence for those that were killed during that shooting, according to Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network.
#Rams coach Sean McVay says there will be a moment of silence on Sunday to recognize those killed in the tragic Thousand Oaks shooting. There may be some additional remembrance.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2018
This is an appropriate move by both teams in the game to acknowledge the situation that saw innocent lives lost. Several of the other professional sports teams such as the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, and Los Angeles Galaxy have all taken to social media to send their support and condolences.
The shooting occurred just a few miles away from the Rams’ practice facility located at California Lutheran University and the team’s offices in Agoura Hills. It is a situation that has struck a chord with many of the players, who took to social media to voice their support. It was a devastating incident that came without warning and ended with a horrible outcome.
There should be more to come from the Rams and other professional sports teams to get involved in helping those affected by the incident once the entire matter is sorted. In the meantime, this is the first action that Los Angeles will take in response to this tragic event.