In Vegas, Pence praises US resolve to find hope after horror

In Vegas, Pence praises US resolve to find hope after horror Photo: AP

October 08, 2017 03:54 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised the heroic response by police and the resolve of the American people at a prayer service in Las Vegas, while federal agents hauled away belongings left behind by terrified concertgoers trying to escape raining bullets from a gunman who was shooting from his high-rise hotel suite.

Pence told a crowd of nearly 300 people at Las Vegas City Hall Saturday afternoon that the attack by Stephen Paddock that left nearly 60 people dead was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions."

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At the same time, federal agents started removing piles of backpacks, baby strollers and lawn chairs still strewn about at the site of a country music festival that Paddock fired upon last Sunday night.

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For complete coverage of the Las Vegas shooting, click here: https://apnews.com/tag/LasVegasmassshooting .

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By MICHAEL BALSAMO and AMANDA LEE MYERS

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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