Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the tragedy that took place last night in Las Vegas:

"What happened in Las Vegas last night was a tragedy and the work of a madman. Kris and I extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the victims, their families, their friends, and the city of Las Vegas. We are also grateful for the brave first responders and good Samaritans who acted swiftly and selflessly, charging towards danger to protect others.

"In the coming days, additional information regarding this heinous attack and the conditions of those who were wounded will be shared by law enforcement and medical professionals. This information is critical in determining the next steps needed to try and prevent future tragedies. My staff and I will continue to monitor all of these developments."