Nevada senator: Las Vegas shooting a 'senseless, horrifying act of violence'

Nevada senator: Las Vegas shooting a 'senseless, horrifying act of violence'
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Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOvernight Health Care: GOP plays defense over pre-existing conditions | Groups furious over new Trump immigration proposal | Public health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children GOP plays defense on ObamaCare’s pre-existing conditions Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November MORE (R-Nev.) on Monday said he is praying for the victims of a mass shooting at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

"Senseless, horrifying act of violence in Las Vegas tonight," Heller tweeted. "Praying for all the victims & those impacted by the tragedy."


Heller also thanked police and first responders.

He said he had spoken with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) and Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) and "will continue to monitor the situation."

At least 59 people are dead and more than 520 others injured after gunfire broke out at the country music festival.

The suspected gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters.

Paddock, a Mesquite, Nev., resident, was found dead in his room, Lombardo said.

Police said they think the suspected gunman was a "lone wolf" attacker.

--This report was updated at 6:39 p.m.