Politicians and world leaders across the globe are expressing their condolences to the victims of what has now become the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Just after 10:00 p.m. Sunday, a gunman opened fire on concert-goers at a country music festival across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The suspected gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, was found dead by police on the 32nd floor of the hotel.
President Donald Trump responded to the tragedy Monday morning tweeting that his “warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting.”
First Lady Melania Trump said that her “heart and prayers goes out to victims, families & loved ones”
In a series of tweets, Vice President Mike Pence said he and his wife were praying for the victims and that “the hearts and prayers of the American people are with you.”
Pence also thanked the first responders for the acts of bravery in the moments after the shooting.
Nevada’s governor Brian Sandoval released a statement calling the tragic and vicious attack a shocking and cowardly act of senseless violence.
Sandoval says he will be in Las Vegas to meet with first responders and to console the victims and their loved ones.
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller tweeted…