Russia's Putin: Las Vegas shooting is 'shocking in its cruelty'
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (not pictured) in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Pavel Golovkin/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday after a gunman killed at least 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Kremlin said in a statement.


"This crime which killed tens of peaceful citizens is shocking in its cruelty," the statement quoted Putin as saying in a telegram to Trump.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Catherine Evans)