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Cincinnati Reds' Jim Edmonds waits for the pitch as he bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in Phoenix. The Reds defeated the Diamondbacks 11-7. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Former MLB star Jim Edmonds said his daughter survived the Las Vegas shooting



Baseball star Jim Edmonds on Monday said that his daughter is safe after experiencing the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history the day before.

“My little girl survived the scariest moment imaginable in [Las] Vegas last night,” he wrote on Instagram. “[She was] actually running for her life.”

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“We got that phone [call] in the middle of the night that you don’t want to get as a parent,” Edmonds continued. “Thank god she is ok.”

“Some friends not accounted for yet. Pray for the people in Vegas our family and friends included.”

Edmonds’s heartfelt post included a picture of his daughter Hayley Edmonds from Sunday before the shooting occurred.

Some Twitter users on Monday expressed sympathy for the victims of Sunday’s shooting, the deadliest of its kind in U.S. history.

Jim Edmonds played as a center fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1993 to 2010, most notably with the St. Louis Cardinals.

At least 58 people died and at least 500 others were wounded late Sunday after a gunman opened fired on an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas.

Authorities have since identified Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, as the suspected shooter behind the violence.

Paddock allegedly fired upon concert-goers Sunday night from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The Mesquite, Nevada resident was ultimately found dead after responding law officers breached the door of his room.
President Trump on Monday announced he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday while calling the shooting there “an act of pure evil.”

“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence and though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today and always will forever.”

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