People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gunfire was heard on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Getty Images1/1
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gunfire was heard on Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Getty Images
Speaking hours after a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds President Donald Trump said America should come together as one in order to heal.
"Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence, and though we feel such great anger, at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today. And always will. Forever," Trump said in a rare moment of sensitivity.
The remarks came after gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire at a country music concert Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
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The president called the horrifying attack "an act of pure evil."
Trump said he will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement there, and added that he and his wife Melania were praying for the victims of the attack and their families. Sunday's shooting comes on the heels of another national tragedy -- Trump was expected to travel to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to survey damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria.