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Lawmakers and politicians react to Las Vegas mass shooting

Las Vegas police respond during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Strip near Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

PHOENIX — Lawmakers, politicians and others reacted via Twitter on Monday morning to the shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of at least 50 people.

Police said about 400 others were injured Sunday night in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

One of the lives claimed was that of an off-duty police officer, and at least two other police officers were shot.

The shooting immediately drew reactions from government officials and others in the political world:

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In a statement, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone praised the first responders in the Las Vegas shooting, saying “law enforcement is tasked with the greatest challenge of all—to face these threats of violence, putting our own lives in harm’s way, in an effort to ensure the safety of others.”

“There are no words to give solace to the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas last night, but our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected,” part of the statement read. “Law enforcement will continue to stand in the face of this danger while pursuing methods to mitigate and stop those intent on acts of violence from carrying out their hate.”

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