Police: Luke Bryan concert will have heightened security
EDINBURG, Ill. (WRSP) —
The tragic shooting in Vegas incited fear in some fans planning on attending an outdoor country concert in central Illinois on Friday.
“I'm going to be thinking that it might happen because it just happened five days before," Caitlin Wagner said.
Wagner is going to the Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert Friday in Edinburg. She said the news out of Vegas is frightening, but it won't keep her from attending.
"I love concerts too much and I know that they're going to do our best to keep us all safe,” Wagner said.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp said the shooting in Vegas shouldn't keep others from attending either.
"There's no place where they can hide like what they did in Vegas,” Kettelkamp said. “They can't get up high and shoot. There's really no close tree lines and we're going to have a lot of law enforcement officers out there. We'll be watching. They're going to be safe."
Kettelkamp said he talked to state and federal law enforcement Monday. He's also been in contact with Luke Bryan’s security team. He said they've worked out a plan to beef up security for the concert.
He can't give specifics on the security detail, but Kettelkamp said expect to see a heightened police presence.
"I don't want this incident to scare people off,” Kettelkamp said. “We're going to make sure they're safe. We're utilizing every resource. "
If you're attending the concert Friday a list of what you can and cannot bring in can be found on Luke Bryan’s website.