- REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, after at least 59 people were killed there in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Trump announced the visit in a speech addressing the shooting, which took place in Las Vegas on Sunday night during a country music festival. In his speech, Trump called the shooting “an act of pure evil.”
Trump issued a proclamation ordering the American flag be lowered to half mast at the White House and on all government property, to honor the victims of the shooting.
He will meet with victims, their families, first responders, and local officials when he visits. The White House said the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security are assisting investigators.
In addition to traveling to Las Vegas this week, the president will head to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, following the devastation to the island caused by Hurricane Maria.