Rabat - Following the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people and over 500 others injured, King Mohammed VI has sent a message to the United States President Donald Trump, expressing “deep condolences and sincere feeling of sympathy.”
Rabat – Following the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people and over 500 others injured, King Mohammed VI has sent a message to the United States President Donald Trump, expressing “deep condolences and sincere feeling of sympathy.”
In a message to Trump, the king said that in his name and in the name of the Moroccan people, he “strongly condemns this criminal act,” while expressing to the American president, the families of the victims and to the whole American nation his deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion.
The king also wished the families of the victims patience and comfort, and a quick recovery to the wounded.
The attack occurred at an open-air country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooter, identified as Stephen Paddock, fired upon the audience from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
A SWAT team stopped the attack by breaking into Paddock’s hotel room and fatally shooting the 64-year-old man, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.
The authorities have not yet determined his motives, as he had no significant criminal history, reported CNN.
Paddock’s brother told the news network that he had “no history of violence. No history of anything, couldn’t give a s–t less about politics, religion, pointy hatted people etc., etc. He just wanted to get a freaking royal flush.”
Los Angeles police found 23 guns in his hotel room,as well as firearms and explosives at his home. No links to international terrorism have been announced.
Speaking at the White House, President Trump has described the gunman as “a sick man, a demented man.” The American president indicated that he would look at gun laws “as time goes by.”