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Trump heads to Las Vegas to meet with mass shooting survivors

President Trump is going to Las Vegas on Wednesday to meet with law enforcement personnel and survivors of Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a gunman, Stephen Paddock, shot on the festival-goers from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. Trump said on Tuesday that he is going to "pay our personal respects and condolences to everybody. What happened is such a tragedy. So unnecessary. Who can believe what happened to Las Vegas?" Trump will be joined by first lady Melania Trump, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) are also expected to go.