Police in Las Vegas, Nevada are continuing to search for a motive behind the worst mass shooting by a single gunman in recent U.S. history. The attacker, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel room on a crowd of 22,000 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip. At least 59 people were killed and 527 others wounded.
“He was a sick man, a demented man, a lot of problems, I guess, so we’re looking into him very, very seriously, but we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual," President Donald Trump said Tuesday when commenting on the assailant, who took his own life.
The president also commended law enforcement and first responders. “And what happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle. The police department has done such an incredible job," he said, adding that the issue of gun laws will be discussed "as time goes by."https://www.voanews.com/a/police-searching-for-motive-in-las-vegas-mass-shooting/4054008.html