DENVER (CBS4)– Sen. Cory Gardner has released a statement after the deadly attack in Las Vegas.

“My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night. The horrific images we are seeing and the stories we will learn about the innocent victims that lost their lives are going to be something that this nation will never forget. May God bless the victims and thank you to our first responders for preventing further loss of life,” said Gardner, a Republican representing Colorado, in a statement.

Police form a perimeter around the road leading to the Mandalay Hotel (background) after a gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 58 people were killed and more than 515 others wounded when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Authorities have identified the suspected gunman in the Sunday night shooting as Stephen Paddock. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said officers confronted Paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the concert. Paddock is dead.

Previously, the deadliest mass shooting had been an attack at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub that killed 49. Before that, the deadliest shooting in the U.S. was the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech, in which a student killed 32 people before killing himself.

Comments (4)
  1. Dave Gestner says:

    Instead of just praying for the victims and their families why doesn’t Senator Gardner introduce sensible gun control legislation?

  2. The gunman named Stephen Paddock, he was overwhelmed by gambling of Jackpot , so he had to kill suicide. Watched his Face book Account. ,..So It was sad , he was aimed the entertaining innocents Amaricans

  3. Steve Eddy says:

    How nice. Does he issue this boilerplate Republican response every time there is a mass shooting? Some 400 over the past 12 months? I sure wouldn’t want anything to happen to his NRA score.

  4. John Parfrey says:

    Splutter out the usual bromides and then go do something else. But never attempt to actually do anything. Republicans want us to think that this is the new normal. Killing and maiming well over 500 people in a single session and then move on. After all, with no criminal record and living a quiet life, wouldn’t Mr. Paddock qualify as one of those “Good guys with guns”?

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