Las Vegas shooting: Trump arrives in Nevada after horror rampage to meet injured victims

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Paul Martin

DONALD Trump has landed in Nevada to meet victims and speak with emergency services officials following Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting.

Wed, Oct 4, 2017

The US President landed in Nevada with his wife Melania this afternoon to speak with those injured during the horrific attack, which killed 59 and injured more than 515 people.

Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree, killed himself moments before police stormed his 32nd floor suite in the Mandalay Bay hotel from which he unleashed Sunday night’s attack.

Paddock, who killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, left no clear clues as to his motive.

President Donald Trump, who strongly supported gun rights during his White House campaign, travelled to the Las Vegas strip on Air Force One for a three-hour condolence visit on Wednesday.

The visit is the first time he will officially face the aftermath of a mass major shooting of the type that have killed hundreds of people in recent years in the United States.

Before arriving, he told reporters: “It’s a very, very sad day. They’re learning a lot more, and that’ll be announced at the appropriate time.”

Asked whether he would use the opportunity to speak about gun control, he said: “Perhaps that will come. But that’s not for now.”

President Trump has had mixed success in the traditional role of “consoler-in-chief”.

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