Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday after he touched down in a city still reeling from the worst gun massacre in modern U.S. history.

Air Force One landed at the airport near the famed Las Vegas strip on a bright, sunny morning just days after a gunman on the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino opened fire on people at an outdoor country music festival below. The Sunday night rampage killed at least 58 people and injured 489, some from gunfire and some from a chaotic escape.

“It’s a very sad thing. We are going to pay our respects and to see the police who have done really a fantastic job in a very short time,” Trump told reporters before departing the White House. He said that authorities were “learning a lot more” about the shooter, Stephen Craig Paddock, and that more details would be “announced at an appropriate time.”

“It’s a very, very sad day for me personally,” he said.

Trump’s first stop was the University Medical Center, where he was speaking privately with victims of the Sunday night shooting rampage, their families, and medical professionals. On his trip from the airport, the president’s motorcade drove past the Mandalay Bay hotel where the gunman fired down into the concert crowd. The president also drove past his own Trump hotel. (AP)

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Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

Air Force One departs Las Vegas past the broken windows on the Mandalay Bay hotel, where shooter Stephen Paddock conducted his mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump is greeted by survivor family members Shelby Stalker and Stephanie Melanson (L) after meeting with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman (C) and police at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose with police at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with police at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump holds a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department hat as he meets with first responders, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev.. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit with volunteers and first responders at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Command Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters with first lady Melania Trump and UNLV Trauma Center Medical Director John Fildes after meeting with patients in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, greets trauma center staff at the University Medical Center after meeting with victims in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

U.S .security forces take security measures due to President Donald Trump’s visit of mass shooting victims, who were injured after a gunman attack in Las Vegas, at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump’s motorcade passes the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the way to meet with victims and first responders of the mass shooting, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump talks to reporters before getting into his vehicle at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to go meet with victims and first responders of the mass shooting, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump talks with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo after arriving at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to meet with victims and first responders of the mass shooting, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, greets President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to meet with victims and first responders of the mass shooting. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to meet with officials and first responders in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump land on Air Force 1 at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nev., to meet survivors and first responders following the worst mass shooting in modern American history, Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

Air Force One carrying President Trump taxis on the runway past Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. Trump is meeting with victims and first responders in the wake of the tragedy. (Photo: John Locher/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One for a trip to Las Vegas to meet with victims and first responders of the mass shooting, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

On a misty morning, members of the White House press corps board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., on their way to Las Vegas with U.S. President Donald Trum, Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

Gusts kicked up by the rotors of the Marine One helicopter buffet a Secret Service agent as President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart for travel to Las Vegas, in the aftermath of the shooting there, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart for travel to Las Vegas, in the aftermath of the shooting there, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trum Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, walks toward Marine One after speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Las Vegas to visit with victims and first responders affected by the worst mass shooting in American history. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he and first lady Melania Trump depart for travel to Las Vegas, in the aftermath of the shooting there, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trump visits Las Vegas after deadly mass shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Las Vegas to visit with victims and first responders affected by the worst mass shooting in American history. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)