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AZDPS troopers, Mesa officer injured in Las Vegas

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PHOENIX - Two off-duty Arizona Department of Public Safety employees were injured in the shooting at music festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured at least 515 others.

A trooper underwent surgery after he was struck in the hand and back side by shrapnel from the gunfire.

A DPS criminologist also suffered cuts and scrapes, but wasn't hit by a bullet or shrapnel.

Both have since been released from a hospital.

A dozen DPS employees were in Las Vegas for a homicide investigators conference.

Five off-duty officers from the Mesa Police Department also attended the festival.

The department says one Mesa officer suffered a minor injury, though the agency declined to provide specifics on the injury.

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