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Muscovites pay tribute to victims of Las Vegas shooting

Residents of Moscow have laid flowers and candles in front of the US embassy to pay homage to the victims of Monday’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Residents of Moscow have laid flowers and candles in front of the US embassy to pay homage to the victims of Monday’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

On Monday, visitors to a music festival in Las Vegas were showered with random gunfire, which, according to the latest data, left 59 people dead and 527 others injured. The attacker, 64-year-old retiree Stephen Paddock, was targeting the crowd from his room in the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort hotel, where he had reportedly stockpiled dozens of firearms. Paddock shot himself before police could detain him.

Currently, several bouquets are lying next to the information stand for US citizens near the facade side of the embassy building, multiple lit candles sit nearby, the correspondent reported. Some of the bouquets are decorated with ribbons with the colors of the Russian flag. Reporters from local broadcasters have gathered next to the embassy, asking visitors and passers-by about their thoughts on the Las Vegas attack.

At the same time, people willing to apply for a visa or go through an interview, are lining up not far away from the impromptu memorial. Some of them told the Sputnik reporter that they were not afraid to visit the United States despite the shooting, insisting that terrorists should see that their actions cannot scare people or ruin their plans.

Shortly after the attack, numerous world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, expressed their condolences to those who were affected by the violent shooting, strongly condemning this atrocious act.

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