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Trump says $1 million will be sent to Las Vegas for law enforcement overtime after tragedy

President Donald Trump speaks Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters. (KSNV)

UPDATE: On Oct. 11, President Trump tweeted that Las Vegas was being awarded $1 million-- to help local law enforcement working overtime to help respond to last Sunday's tragedy. He did not reveal where the money was coming from, or when it would be distributed.

ORIGINAL STORY:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says it's a "sad day" when he departed The White House to meet with first responders and the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in the valley around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Trump says authorities are "learning a lot more" about the gunman in the shooting, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500 during an outdoor Las Vegas concert. The president says those details will be announced at "an appropriate time."

The president told reporters Wednesday before boarding Marine One that he and first lady Melania Trump will be paying their respects to meeting with police who have done a "fantastic job in a very short time."

Trump arrived in the city days after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Vegas Strip casino and hotel opened fire on people at an outdoor country music festival below. The Sunday night rampage by Stephen Craig Paddock killed at least 59 people and injured 527, some from gunfire and some from a chaotic escape.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump said: "What happened is such a tragedy. So unnecessary. Who can believe what happened to Las Vegas?"



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