How Canadian leaders are reacting to mass shooting in Las Vegas

Oct 2 2017, 8:34 pm

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.”

Other Canadian leaders have also issued their condolences and support for the US city.

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].

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