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Kansas City area tweets condolences to those impacted by Las Vegas mass shooting

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A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people. (CNN) A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people. (CNN)
At least 515 people were injured in the shooting. (AP) At least 515 people were injured in the shooting. (AP)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

As families and friends search for missing loved ones and authorities work to put together the details of the tragic attack, many in the Kansas City area, and around the country, are using social media to send their love and condolences to those impacted.

President Donald Trump shared his thoughts on Twitter early Monday morning.

The governors of both Missouri and Kansas also issued statements in response to the attack.

Several other political officials in each state issued statements about the attack.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill released the following statement:

“Firing upon a crowd of innocent concert goers is an act of unimaginable evil and my deepest condolences go out to all those affected by this tragic event. I will continue to closely monitor the situation and pledge my support to all local, state, and federal law enforcement officials involved in this investigation.”

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Michael Parson released the following statement: 

"Few words can express the sadness I feel for all those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas early this morning, now the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Those affected were not criminals or bad people, but ordinary Americans gathering to enjoy a country music festival. Over 50 Americans were gunned down in cold blood, including at least two law enforcement officers, along with over 400 injured. While my words can be of little comfort to the victims of this senseless act of violence, it should bring comfort to all Americans to see the quick response of local law enforcement and first responders to stop the gunman and help victims, and fellow Americans helping to get others to safety. My deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected."

Multiple police departments shared their love with those impacted by the tragedy.

The Kansas City Chiefs and some of their players sent their love to those affected by the shooting.

The Kansas City Royals also sent their condolences.

Several officials in the Las Vegas area say blood donations are a primary need.

Those trying to locate family and friends who are in the area are asked to call 1-866-535-5654.

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