Sen. Tom Carper issued a statement in reaction to the mass shooting that took place at a concert in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500 people.

“This morning, along with millions of people across the country, my heart sunk as I awoke to dreadful news. As innocent people came together in celebration of one of life’s simplest pleasures, the joy of music, their lives were ripped away in an abhorrent act of hate. I’m praying for the victims of this attack and for their loved ones, who are now living in a nightmare,” Carper said. “My thoughts are with the people of Las Vegas. I am grateful for the law enforcement officers and first responders who jumped to action to save lives last night and for the hospital staff who are working to heal the wounded this morning.”

“It’s critical that federal, state and local law enforcement officials work together to get to the bottom of this attack. This is yet another brutal reminder that we must be vigilant here at home against threats of terrorism and face the grim reality that our gun safety laws need to be reexamined,” Carper said. “I will continue to monitor this situation closely as we learn more information.”