Nevada Governor on Las Vegas Shooting: Heroic Actions 'Speak Highly to the Character of America'
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) addressed the shooting massacre Sunday night at a Las Vegas country music festival.
"It's unimaginable what people are going through right now," the visibly distraught governor said.
"We have to rely on our faith at a time like this," Sandoval said, and said the tragedy "obviously an unprecedented event in our nation's history."
The governor also praised first responders, calling it their "finest hour."
Nevada attorney general Adam Paul Laxalt agreed, commending law enforcement, who are "always going to be able to get us out of these situations."
The suspect, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd story of a hotel close to the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing at least 58 and injuring more than 500. He took his own life before police found him.
The governor asked for blood donations for the wounded, and said all the heroic actions of people helping others in the wake of the tragedy "speaks highly to the character of America."
"This is the Nevada family at its best," Sandoval concluded. "To everybody who is watching, please stop and say a prayer for them."