Sudan condemns mass shooting in Las Vegas

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-04 03:41:02|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KHARTOUM, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Sudan on Tuesday condemned the mass shooting in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada, which left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

"Sudan's Foreign Ministry expresses its condemnation, in the strongest terms, on the criminal shooting incident which took place yesterday in Las Vegas in the United States, and resulted in the killing and injuring of many people," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry described the attack as "a crime contradicting all humanitarian values and principles."

It expressed condolences to the families of the victims and to the U.S. government and people, and wished a speedy recovery of the injured.

It also noted rejection to all terrorist acts aimed at innocent people as these acts are rejected by all international laws.

It further stressed Sudan's full solidarity with the U.S. government, urging the international community to intensify its efforts and cooperation in the face of all forms of terrorist and criminal activities.

At least 59 people were killed and over 500 others wounded in a mass shooting at a concert on Sunday night outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

According to police authorities, the shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the hotel and was found dead inside a hotel room later.

Police Investigators identified the shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, as a local resident, but said they did not yet have information about the shooter's motives.