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Rhode Island officials react to Las Vegas mass shooting

SWAT investigates a mass shooting Sunday, October 1, 2017, on the Las Vegas Strip. (KSNV)

Rhode Island officials are expressing their shock and sending condolences to Las Vegas, after at least 58 people were killed in a shooting at an outdoor country music festival.

Gov. Gina Raimondo said she and her husband are grief-stricken by the tragic news.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said his heart goes out to the victims and that he's sending his thanks to the brave first responders.

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., called the attack "utterly shocking and horrifying."

“Now, more than ever, we must unite to combat the growing epidemic of violence in this country. As Las Vegas law enforcement continues their investigation, I pray for the victims and their families and that we as a society can join together to prevent future such attacks," Langevin said in a statement.

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says that with the news coming out of Las Vegas and Puerto Rico, he's calling on people to look out for each other and "do our part to build a better world."

In Massachusetts, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell said the city would lower flags to half-staff in memory of the victims.

More than 500 people were injured in the shooting. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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