Late last night a shooting erupted at a three-day country music festival in Las Vegas.
According to ABC News, at least 59 people have been killed and more than five hundred people were injured while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History.
Las Vegas police have confirmed the suspect, Stephen Paddock, has been killed. He was located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel.
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Jason Aldean was performing on stage when the incident occurred. He was the last performer of the evening.
As it became evident that people were being shot, Aldean dropped his guitar and ran for cover.
Immediately following the incident, country stars took to social media to express their shock.
Here are their reactions:
Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate
15.8k Likes, 1,053 Comments - Jason Aldean (@jasonaldean) on Instagram: "Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know..."
Everyone in the B&R camp is ok thoughts and prayers to everyone in vegas at #Route91
Prayers to everyone at @Route91Harvest in Las Vegas. We are ok, had literally just left for the airport. ???????? What is wrong with this world!!
Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.
Gun shots were ringing off of the stage rigging and road cases. No one knew where to go..thank you LVPD and responders for keeping us safe
Hearts out to Vegas. Route 91 concert, stage I played two nights ago. Musicians, fans, workers, you are all in our prayers right now..
This world is sick ????
Spent I don't know how long on the floor of a trailer behind the stage... know multiple people are dead. Listening to that gunfire...
I'm literally shaking still.
I'm not gonna say anything else other than I'm lucky to be alive. As are many others... and so many people are gone... this is heartbreaking
Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We're safe. Love you guys.
????my heart. @Route91Harvest.
Please continue to pray for everyone affected by this tragic event.
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