Vastavam web: President Donald Trump today termed as “an act of pure evil” the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history at a concert in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people and injured over 500 others.Trump also called for unity, asserting that in moments of tragedy and horror, America has always stood united.As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence, Trump issued a proclamation ordering that the US flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings.
Trump said he would be travelling to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement, first responders and the families of the victims. Trump will travel to Puerto Rico tomorrow.”To the families of the victims, we are praying for you, and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period,” he said while consoling his countrymen.
At least 58 people were shot dead and another more than 500 injured when a gunman went on a shooting rampage during a music festival in the casino city of Las Vegas, an FBI special agent said.”Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.The gunman identified as Steven Paddock, 64, was a local Las Vegas resident, was killed in a 32nd floor of a hotel room. The police have also located an Asian female identified as Marilou Danley, 41, who has been described as roommate of the shooter.
The police said they received first reports of active shooting from a Mandalay Bay Hotel towards a musical concert taking place across the road.”Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence. And though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today, and always will, forever,” he said.Trump said he and the First Lady Melania were praying for every American who has been hurt, wounded or has lost the loved ones in the “terrible” attack, the deadliest mass shooting in the US.