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Trump praises Florida emergency services as he visits mass shooting survivors

The unannounced visit to Parkland is overshadowed by calls for action on gun control laws following another mass shooting.

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The US President talks with a trauma surgeon at Broward Health North Hospital

Donald Trump has praised emergency services for their "incredible" work after visiting some of those wounded in the mass school shooting in Florida.

The US President and First Lady Melania met with survivors of the shooting at Broward Health North Hospital, where he described the carnage as "very sad".

Asked if he had talked with the victims, Mr Trump told reporters: "I did indeed, and it's very sad something like that could happen."

Mr Trump had earlier tweeted he would meet with people "whose lives have been totally shattered"

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  Mr Trump praised police officers for their response to the shooting

The President also met with law enforcement officials at the Broward County Sheriff's office in Fort Lauderdale.

He told officers he hoped they were "getting the credit" for their response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 people were killed.

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