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Las Vegas shooting: White House says premature to discuss gun control

A gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 at a Las Vegas country music festival.

world Updated: Oct 03, 2017 00:28 IST
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with vice president Mike Pence and his wife Karen during a moment of silence to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, October 2, 2017.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with vice president Mike Pence and his wife Karen during a moment of silence to remember the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, October 2, 2017. (AP Photo)

The White House said on Monday it was premature to discuss policies on gun control less than a day after a gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 at a Las Vegas country music festival.

“Today is a day for consoling the survivors and mourning those we lost,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters at a news briefing. “It would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don’t fully know all the facts or what took place last night.”