Trump, White House React to Tragic Las Vegas Shooting

October 02, 2017Oct 02, 2017

President Donald Trump has been briefed on the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, which left more than 50 dead and 200 injured. White House secretary Sarah Sanders remarked in a statement Monday morning, according to CNN.


Trump tweeted shortly after Sanders made her statement, writing that "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!"

Sarah Sanders said on Twitter that the thoughts and prayers of the White House are with all of those affected by the shooting in Las Vegas. She then called the shootings senseless and a tragedy. 

"We are all with you," she said.

Vice President Mike Pence also responded, claiming that he and his wife are both praying and offering their love for all of the Americans who died in the shooting in Las Vegas.

On Sunday night, more than 50 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history when a lone gunman opened fire during a country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel. More than 200 innocent people were injured. 

The suspect was soon identified by law enforcement as Stephen Paddock, 64, according to NBC News. 

Police first responded to reports of the shooting just after 10 pm. The suspect was fatally shot at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Authorities found several weapons in Paddock's room after using explosives to enter, law enforcement reported. 

“We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit… When we started running out there were probably a couple hundred [people] on the ground,” described one woman, according to MSNBC.

Come back to Faith, Family, America throughout the course of today. We will continue covering this tragic event. 

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