Following the mass shooting event that occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday night, many people have offered condolences. Among them was a tweet from former president, Barack Obama, who sent a simple message:
Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 2, 2017
Already labeled as the worst mass shooting in American history, there are more than 50 dead and estimates of injured people has been reported at more than 400. These numbers are expected to rise as the investigation continues and police process evidence at the festival grounds.
The shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada. The shooting occurred from the 32nd floor of Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but not many details are available at this time. The lone gunman apparently turned a gun on himself as SWAT officers gained access to the room.
Responses on Twitter vary, but most of the responses on this tweet from Obama have been showing a positive need to unify against these egregious incidents.
come back please Barack
— NoVaa. (@Radiant_NoVaa) October 2, 2017
BRING OBAMA BACK BRING OBAMA BACK BRING OBAMA BACK BRING OBAMA BACK BRING OBAMA BACK BRING OBAMA BACK
— DeMarko Gage 🙂 (@DeMarko_Gage) October 2, 2017
Thank you for being a voice of reason through all this. This is a tragedy that America should not have to deal with and there are solutions
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) October 2, 2017
Thank you Obama! We miss you so much. I wish we had a president like you who actually recognized acts of domestic terrorism. This Las Vegas incident is the worst mass shooting ever, yet Trump will surely not call it Terrorism! #PrayForLasVegas
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 2, 2017
No matter what your stance on gun regulations is, this was a horrific event that was wholly and completely preventable. Anyone who has fought for fewer gun regulations owns that. This was preventable.