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Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick,' 'demented'

By AFP

Added 3rd October 2017 05:24 PM

"He was a sick man. A demented man, a lot of problems," Trump told reporters as he left the US capital for Puerto Rico. "We are dealing with a very, very sick individual."

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US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Las Vegas shooting from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on October 2, 2017. / AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan

"He was a sick man. A demented man, a lot of problems," Trump told reporters as he left the US capital for Puerto Rico. "We are dealing with a very, very sick individual."

President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the gunman behind the Las Vegas mass shooting as a "sick," "demented" individual.

"He was a sick man. A demented man, a lot of problems," Trump told reporters as he left the US capital for Puerto Rico. "We are dealing with a very, very sick individual."

Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old gambler and retired accountant, was identified as the shooter who fired on a huge crowd at an outdoor country music concert, killing 59 and injuring over 500.

ourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of ahara venue and as egas oulevard for the victims of unday nights mass shooting ctober 2 2017 in as egas evada rew ngereretty magesMourners attend a candlelight vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

 
Investigators are trying to establish a motive for the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, but so far have been unable to pin down what drove Paddock to shoot into the crowds from a 32nd floor hotel room.

Police recovered an arsenal of 23 guns, including automatic weapons, from his room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino across from the concert venue. More guns, ammunition and explosives were found during a search of Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada.

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