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Trump Offers Prayers, Condolences During Stop In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Solemn in the face of tragedy, President Donald Trump has visited hospital bedsides and a vital police base in stricken Las Vegas, offering prayers and condolences to the victims of Sunday night's shooting massacre. And he offered the nation's thanks to first responders and doctors who rushed to save lives.

"America is truly a nation in mourning," the president declared Wednesday, days after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino opened fire on the crowd at an outdoor country music festival below.

The rampage killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500, many from gunfire, others from chaotic efforts to escape. In Las Vegas, Trump spoke of the families who "tonight will go to bed in a world that is suddenly empty."