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. Police were able to shoot and kill the suspected gunman, identified as 64-year-old Steven Paddock, 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.”
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 Sen. Dean Heller tweeted that he was praying for all the victims of the “senseless and horrifying tragedy.” Heller also thanked police first responders for their actions at the scene.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the shooting “appalling” and said the thoughts of the British people “are with the victims and the emergency services.”