Trump: 'Miracle' how fast police stopped Las Vegas shooter

Trump: 'Miracle' how fast police stopped Las Vegas shooter
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President Trump said Tuesday it was a "miracle" how quickly the Las Vegas police were able to respond to the mass shooting that left nearly 60 people dead on Sunday night.

"It is a 'miracle' how fast the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were able to find the demented shooter and stop him from even more killing!" Trump tweeted.

Trump made the remarks on the eve of his trip to Las Vegas on Wednesday, when he is expected to meet with victims' families and first responders.

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The president similarly praised the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department earlier Tuesday, saying what happened in Nevada "is in many ways a miracle."

"What happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle. The police department has done such an incredible job, and we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by,” Trump said.

“But I do have to say how quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle. They’ve done an amazing job.”

At least 59 people people were killed and hundreds more injured when suspected gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Authorities have not yet identified a motive for the shooting. The gunman was found dead by police in his hotel room.
 
The attack has reignited the gun debate among lawmakers in Washington, D.C., with a number of Democrats calling for stricter gun regulations.