President Donald Trump called the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 515 wounded “an act of pure evil” Monday, offering his prayers and condolences to the victims.
“He brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of pure evil,” Trump said. “To the families of the victims, we are praying for you, and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”
Trump said he will visit Las Vegas Wednesday to meet with victims and first responders of the Las Vegas massacre.
Las Vegas police identified the shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Police said Paddock unleashed his rampage on the Route 91 Harvest music festival from the 32nd window of his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, which overlooks the outdoor venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
Read the President Trump’s full statement below:
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