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World reacts with shock to Las Vegas shooting that killed 58

world Updated: Oct 02, 2017 21:37 IST
A pair of cowboy boots is shown in the street outside the concert venue after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A pair of cowboy boots is shown in the street outside the concert venue after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.(REUTERS)

Reaction to the massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival poured in from the United States and abroad on Monday after at least 50 people were killed and more than 400 wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN A PROCLAMATION

“Our Nation is heartbroken. We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those suffering.”

BARACK OBAMA, FORMER US PRESIDENT ON TWITTER

“Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.”

MIKE PENCE, US VICE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER

“To victims, families & loved ones affected by this senseless violence in Las Vegas, Karen & I are praying for you & offering our love. The hearts & prayers of the American people are with you. You have our condolences and sympathies. To the courageous first responders, thank you for your acts of bravery.”

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL ON TWITTER

“Keeping #LasVegas in our thoughts this morning after the horrific news.”

HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER US SECRETARY OF STATE AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ON TWITTER

“Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.”

BILL CLINTON, FORMER US PRESIDENT ON TWITTER

“Thinking of the victims and responders in Las Vegas. This should be unimaginable in America.”

RAM NATH KOVIND, INDIA PRESIDENT ON TWITTER

Distressed to hear about the shooting and deaths in Las Vegas. Condolences to bereaved families and prayers for the injured.

ANGELA MERKEL, GERMAN CHANCELLOR IN STATEMENT

“I was shocked by the news from Las Vegas. Our sympathy and condolences go to the relatives and families of the victims.”

POPE FRANCIS IN STATEMENT

“Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy.”

THERESA MAY, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER ON TWITTER

“The UK’s thoughts are with the victims and the emergency services responding to the appalling attack in Las Vegas.”

BORIS JOHNSON, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY IN STATEMENT

“I am horrified by the awful attack at a music festival in Las Vegas this morning. The United Kingdom stands with the American people against this indiscriminate violence. My thoughts are with all those caught up in it.”

LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI IN STATEMENT

“The loss of life in Las Vegas is profoundly horrifying. Innocent people went out for an evening of fun and walked into a nightmare that defies our ability to understand or express sorrow in words. Our hearts are heavy today — and our thoughts are with the victims of this senseless attack, their loved ones, Mayor Goodman, and all of our friends in that great city. My prayer is that they find healing, recovery, and strength in this moment of indescribable pain.”

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN OF MASSACHUSETTS ON TWITTER

“Thoughts & prayers are NOT enough. Not when more moms & dads will bury kids this week, & more sons & daughters will grow up without parents. Tragedies like Las Vegas have happened too many times. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.”

TAYYIP ERDOGAN, PRESIDENT OF TURKEY ON TWITTER

“I condemn in the strongest terms possible today’s terror attack in Las Vegas. I sincerely hope that such attacks won’t happen in the future. On behalf of the Turkish people, I offer my condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and all Americans.”