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President Moon sends condolences to Trump over mass shooting in Las Vegas

By Yonhap
  • Published : Oct 3, 2017 - 13:48
  • Updated : Oct 3, 2017 - 13:48

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sent his condolences to US President Donald Trump over the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday.

“Representing the Republic of Korea and the Korean people, I express our deepest condolences for the tragic and shocking shooting incident in Las Vegas that left so many innocent people dead,” Moon said in the message.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left) and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral summit on the sidelines of the US General Assembly in New York on Sept. 21, 2017, in this file photo. (Yonhap)

“Such violence that takes so many innocent lives is deplorable and can never be justified for any reason,” he said, adding that he wishes a quick recovery for those injured.

The message was delivered to the White House through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On Sunday night, a gunman fired a barrage of gunshots on concertgoers near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, leaving more than 50 people dead and some 500 injured in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern American history. (Yonhap)