A mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night has left 50 people dead and over 400 injured.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), they have identified the lone suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, a “white male” from Mesquite, Nevada.
The LVMPD report that Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday night at approximately 10:08 pm. The victims were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert during the shooting.
The incident remains an active investigation at this time.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a brief statement on Monday morning.
“Words fail this morning,” he said. “The friendship & support of Canadians is with the victims in Las Vegas & the people of the US.”
Words fail this morning. The friendship & support of Canadians is with the victims in Las Vegas & the people of the US.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 2, 2017
Other Canadian leaders have also issued their condolences and support for the US city.
Words can’t express the loss felt by people in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with the affected families in Nevada & the U.S.
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) October 2, 2017
Horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. On behalf of the people of Toronto, I extend condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in this senseless act of violence. I hope that the more than 200 people injured will be able to heal quickly.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 2, 2017
Waking up to absolutely horrific news out of Las Vegas from last night. Winnipeggers thoughts & prayers are w/ victims & first responders.
— Mayor Brian Bowman (@Mayor_Bowman) October 2, 2017
The news from Las Vegas is horrific this morning. Thoughts and prayers with all victims, responders, families affected by this senseless act
— Charlie Clark (@charlieclarkyxe) October 2, 2017
Shocked and saddened by the horrific events last night in Las Vegas. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) October 2, 2017
Friends and relatives of Canadian citizens known to be in the area can contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124, or by sending an email to [email protected].