Latest: Trump holds moment of silence at White House


LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

A bell tolled three times as a solemn President Donald Trump paused on the White House South Lawn for a moment of silence to honor the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Flanked by first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, Trump walked out onto the lawn for the memorial moment Monday afternoon.

The White House’s flag was at half-staff.

They were honoring the 58 people killed Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd in Las Vegas.

Police say Stephen Craig Paddock was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel tower Sunday night when he fired into the Route 91 Harvest festival. More than 500 people were wounded.

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12:25 p.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has raised her fist at the U.S. Capitol and said “the nation is counting on you” after the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Giffords, who was grievously wounded in 2011, and her husband, Mark Kelly, were at the Capitol on Monday. They say Congress must pass legislation to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands.

Kelly and Giffords had planned to campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, but instead they went to the Capitol to comment on the shooting.

Citing President Donald Trump, Kelly said “Americans need more than our president’s prayers. We need his plans.”

Kelly is calling for a commission to work on solutions to gun violence. He says it’s the only acceptable moral course for the country.

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12:15 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says the hundreds of people wounded in the Las Vegas mass shooting were taken to five southern Nevada hospitals.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center says in a statement it received 14 patients who died and more than 160 who were injured.

The statement on Monday said the Las Vegas hospital’s doctors performed about 30 surgeries and that police were still trying to notify relatives of the victims.

Hospital CEO Todd Sklamberg said most of the hospital’s trauma team and staff worked through the night after the shooting that killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500.

Police have warned that identifying bodies from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will be a “long, laborious process.”

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12:05 p.m.

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was “very shocked and alarmed” by the deadly attack in Las Vegas.

U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday it was a horrific…



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