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President Trump to visit Las Vegas Wednesday following shooting massacre

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At least 59 people are confirmed dead, and more than 500 wounded following the shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

CNN has reported a dozen people remain in critical condition Tuesday with an overwhelming response of people wanting to donate blood.

Hundreds of people are lined up to donate blood, with many being turned away.

According to police, they found firearms, explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo inside the home of accused shooter Stephen Paddock.

That's on top of the cache of firearms in his hotel room.

President Trump is expected to visit Las Vegas Wednesday.

He addressed the nation on what's now the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.

"It was an act of pure evil,” says Trump. “The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation."

There were 22,000 people at the outdoor country music concert when the shooting started.

Officials say the gunman shot and killed himself as police were getting ready to raid his room.

Meanwhile, hospitals are overflowing with the victims of the shooting.

School teachers, a youth football coach, local business owners and a nurse are just some of the people who were killed in the shooting.

People in western Connecticut are coming together to pray for those lives lost, and those fighting for their lives.

Around 20 people gathered outside First United Church of Christ in Milford for a candlelight vigil Monday. The group stood in a circle and held hands to honor the lives lost.

They remembered not only the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, but also the victims of the tragedies in Paris, London, Orlando and Newtown.

The search for loved ones also continues, with people calling the hotline local authorities have given out, just hoping for answers.

People from across the United States held candle light vigils to remember those killed in the shooting.

A vigil was held Monday night not too far from the deadly scene on the corner of Sunset and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Vegas strip went pitch black as mourners attended a candlelight vigil.

After going dark, the strip also lit up with messages for the victims from the mass shooting with one sign reading, 'Our prayers for the victims.'

The Empire State Building in New York City went dark last night as well, with an orange halo to shine a light on gun violence.

Around the world, in Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark in honor of the victims.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.

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