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Las Vegas massacre 'an act of pure evil', says Trump

He offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and prayed for the nation's unity and peace

ANI  |  Las Vegas 

A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. (Photo: AP|PTI)
A wounded woman is moved outside the Tropicana during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. (Photo: AP|PTI)

Describing Sunday night's massacre which claimed lives of 58 and injured 515 at a Las Vegas musical concert as an 'act of pure evil', President said this was a time for all Americans to stay united.

"My fellow Americans we are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief. It was an act of pure evil," President Trump said.

Addressing the nation hours after the terrible tragedy, President Trump said he would be visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday to offer his condolences to the families of those killed, commiserate with the injured and admitted to hospital, and meet and congratulate city law enforcement officers and first responders who acted quickly to contain the damage.

Trump also took the occasion to express gratitude to the first responders and said that speed of the police reaction was "miraculous."

Trump also prayed for the nation's unity and peace.

"We pray for the entire nation to find unity and peace. And we pray for the day when evil vanished and the innocent are safe from hatred and from fear," he said.

Earlier, President offered his condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims.

The (IS) has claimed the responsibility for the deadliest mass in modern U.S. history. The terror outfit, however, offered no evidence for the same.

The tragic incident took place at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort on the Las Vegas Strip at the Jason Aldean concert.

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First Published: Mon, October 02 2017. 23:08 IST
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