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The Queen sends a message of condolence to Donald Trump following Las Vegas shootings

The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the President of the United States of America following a shooting on Sunday evening in which at least 58 people were killed, and over 500 others were injured.

In a statement, The Queen said: “Prince Philip and I were saddened to learn of the terrible attack in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and those who have been injured.”

The incident, which is now the worst mass shooting in recent American history, happened on Sunday evening and is said to have been perpetrated by a 64-year-old man named as Stephen Paddock.

Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards a festival which was being attended by 22,000 people.

It is not known what the motive for the attack was. However, investigators have said that there is no evidence the 64-year-old was linked to any international terrorist group.

President Donald Trump described the attack as “pure evil” and praised the emergency services saying that their speed saved lives. It is understood Mr Trump will be visiting Las Vegas later this week.

This is a developing story. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

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