President Donald Trump visits Las Vegas

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Las Vegas, as law enforcement officials continue their investigation into Sunday night’s mass shooting at an outdoor music festival there.

As Trump meets with victims and heroes from Sunday’s deadly shooting, Las Vegas remains a city seeking healing, and answers.  The president says, “we met patients that were absolutely, terribly wounded.  The doctors, the nurses, all of the people in the hospital have done a job that’s indescribable.”

On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department released a body-cam video of officers responding to the terrifying scene Sunday night.  The sheriff said the gunfire rained down for about nine minutes.  The ATF says 47 weapons belonging to shooter Stephen Paddock have been recovered so far.  Jill Snyder of the ATF says, “the gunman purchased rifles, shotguns, and pistols”.

Investigators are trying to uncover why he built such an arsenal and brought two dozen to his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay resort.  Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director, says, “This individual and this attack didn’t leave the sort of immediately accessible thumbprints that you find on some mass casualty attacks,” but last night may have brought them a step closer.

Marilou Danley, Paddock’s girlfriend, arrived in Los Angeles from the Phillippines.  Investigators hope to gain her insight into the 64-year-old retired accountant she shared a home with.  Meanwhile, family members are left to grieve for loved ones lost, like Jenny Parks, a mother of two from California.

Steven McCarthy, the uncle of one of the victims says, “I cannot think of any better word to describe her than saying she was dearly a precious angel that had been gifted to us.”

–Karin Caifa

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