WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today released the following statement on the tragedy in Las Vegas:

"America woke up this morning to heartbreaking news. This evil tragedy horrifies us all. To the people of Las Vegas and to the families of the victims, we are with you during this time. The whole country stands united in our shock, in our condolences, and in our prayers." 

NOTE: Speaker Ryan has ordered flags over the United States Capitol to be lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims of this tragedy.