What was supposed to be a night of fun at the Route 91 Country Music Festival turned into a traumatic experience for thousands of music fans present at the Las Vegas concert. On Sunday, the public was stunned when reports of a mass shooting made headlines around the world.

Reports confirmed that the incident left at least 59 people dead and over 500 others injured after a gunman opened fire from the 32rd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The suspect was identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant, who was found dead in his hotel room after the mass shooting.

Mass shooting in Las Vegas

Authorities also discovered weapons and explosives in his hotel room and Nevada home following the deadly attack. They, however, are still trying to figure out the motive that drove the suspect to commit the horrific act. The police are also looking into questioning Stephen Craig Paddock's Filipino girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who just arrived in the United States from the Philippines on Tuesday night.

Politicians and celebrities denounced the mass shooting that took the lives of innocent people and left the people of Las Vegas traumatized. Most of them even called for tougher gun control laws with the hope of preventing the same incident from happening again in the future.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey responded to the recent Las Vegas shooting with an emotional message for people affected by the tragedy.

"These days of crisis and tragedy are to remind us all to be present in the ordinariness of our lives, that actually turns out to be extraordinary, when the person you love doesn't come home at night," she said.

Oprah's words of wisdom to victims of Las Vegas shooting

The TV host added that this kind of incident should serve as a wake-up call to all to pay attention to what is happening in society. Oprah Winfey also emphasized the importance of humanity and showing kindness in these difficult and trying times.

"It's an opportunity to show the best of ourselves, when the worst shows up," she continued. "Things will get better when we make them better."

The 63-year-old philanthropist also encouraged the public to keep going and to remain hopeful in terms of what the future holds. Oprah Winfrey urged people to continue living their lives despite the tragedies and unfortunate events that are happening.

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