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.
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.
In related news, here are some of the images from last night.