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Trump calls Las Vegas shooter 'sick,' says 'we'll be talking about gun laws'

President speaks to reporters before he departs for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival on Oct. 2, 2017.
President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival on Oct. 2, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is calling the man who killed 59 people and wounded hundreds others at a music festival in Las Vegas a "very, very sick individual."

Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday as he departed for a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. He called the gunman "demented" and said "we're looking into him very seriously."

Trump also praised Las Vegas police, saying they had done an "incredible job."

Trump stressed that the shooting was a tragedy. Asked about gun laws, the president said "we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by."

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