According to Facebook posts, Shippensburg head elementary wrestling coach Bill Wolfe is believed to be among the attendees of the Jason Aldean performance in Las Vegas late Sunday night where a gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino, unleashing a hail of bullets on the outdoor country music festival, killing at least 58 people.

Wolfe's status is as yet unknown, but his wife, Robyn, is OK, according to the post. 

A post from the Shippensburg Greyhound Wrestling Facebook page reads: "Dear Shippensburg Wrestling family and community, we are saddened to share that Coach Bill Wolfe is among the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas last night. His wife is okay but Bill's condition is presently unknown. Please respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time. We will pass along any information from the family as appropriate. Please join us in prayer for Bill, Robyn, their families and all those affected by this senseless tragedy."

No further details about Wolfe's status are available. The post does not indicate if Wolfe was shot or injured in another manner in the chaos.

Head varsity coach Tony Yaniello could only confirm Wolfe's attendance at the concert, saying, "My head elementary coach and his wife were at the concert."

He added: "Our prayers are with the family."

Shippensburg Area School District administrators and athletic director Michael Montedero were not immediately available for comment Monday afternoon. 

A post from the Shippensburg Little League Facebook page reads:

"Little League Families, it has come to our knowledge that Coach Bill Wolfe is a victim of the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas last night. His condition is still unknown. We ask that you all respect the privacy of his family at this time, but are requesting prayers for him and his family at this time. Bill has been a big part of the Little League community and he and his family need our support at this time. We will update information as the family allows.”

Last night, Shippensburg Police also posted a statement that it said was on behalf of Wolfe's family:

“On behalf of the families of Bill Wolfe Jr. and his wife Robin, we are asking for your continued prayers as we are processing the information that is available to us at this time. We are gathering as much information as we are able and we respect that we cannot control the timeline of information released as this complicated investigation continues.

“Our entire family is greatly appreciative of the countless law enforcement officers, first responders and medical staff involved. We ask that you respect the privacy of our families at this difficult time and that you continue your prayers for our families and all of those involved across the nation.”

At least 515 others were injured in the Sunday night attack, authorities said.

SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman's hotel room in the sleek, gold-colored glass skyscraper and found he had killed himself, authorities said. The gunman, identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree from Mesquite, Nevada, had as many as 10 guns with him, including rifles, they said.

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