British PM May offers help for investigation into Las Vegas attack
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (October 2) that she had spoken to U.S. President Donald Trump to pass on her condolences after a mass shooting in Las Vegas which killed at least 50 people, and added that Britain would offer any help U.S. investigators needed.
“This was an individual shooting randomly – a completely senseless and cowardly attack – and so many people have been killed and injured,” May said in a televised interview. “I have offered the United States every assistant that we can to support them in their investigation.”
A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday (October 1), slaughtering at least 58 people in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history before killing himself.
The barrage from a 32nd-floor window in the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people lasted several minutes, causing panic. Some fleeing fans trampled each other as police scrambled to find the gunman. More than 500 people were injured.