Former New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday that he thinks law enforcement will begin “rethinking” its use of anti-sniper teams following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“I think you’ll see some rethinking about police anti-sniper teams being on high location when you have major events. They’ll just have to do it. This will change some of the thinking,” Kelly said during an appearance on ABC News.


Kelly, who served two separate stints as NYPD commissioner, did note that law enforcement cannot employ anti-sniper teams for every large event.

His analysis comes after at least 58 people were killed and hundreds of others injured when gunfire broke out at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

The suspected gunman, who was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s 32nd floor. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said authorities found Paddock dead when they entered his hotel room.

“This individual, again, I hope, that we’re able to spot some things that were sort of abhorrent and people will at least be aware of these things and report them to authorities,” Kelly added during his television appearance.