WATCH: President Trump to speak following Las Vegas mass shooting

Posted at 7:16 AM, Oct 02, 2017

President Donald Trump will speak to the nation Monday following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.


Earlier Monday, the president tweeted his reaction to the horrific shooting that left 50 dead and more than 400 injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night.

"My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!" he tweeted.

LVMPD Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that police responded after reports of shots being fired from the Mandalay Bay towards the Route 91 Harvest concert.

NBC News reported that the suspect has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a white male from the Vegas area.

"We determined there was a shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay," Lombardo said. Officers engaged the suspect, whom Lombardo described as a "local resident." He said that Lombardo is dead and that police believe that there are no other shooters.

Police have found a woman named Marilou Danley who was traveling with the suspect, Lombardo said. He described Danley as an Asian woman, 4 ft 11 inches tall and 111 pounds. It is unclear whether police have made contact with Danley. 

Two Las Vegas police officers are being treated at a local hospital for injuries they sustained during the shooting, Lombardo said. One is in critical condition and the other sustained minor injuries.

In addition, the sheriff stated that there were off duty officers attending the concert who may have died. The identities of the officers involved have not been released.

"Pray for Las Vegas," the city's mayor tweeted. "Thank you to all our first responders out there now."