This past weekend over 20,000 country music fans gathered in Las Vegas for the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Festival, a 3-day country music festival featuring performers like Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean.
Sunday night, the last night of the concert, a lone gunman used up to 20 rifles to sniper the crowd with a barrage of rapid-fire bullets from the 32nd floor window of the Mandalay Bay Hotel located across the street from the main stage. After more than 10 minutes of horrific terror, at least 59 people have been reported killed and over 500 more injured.
This has been categorized as the worst mass shooting in modern American History.
Watch President Trump’s Full Statement on the Las Vegas Shooting.
Celebrities took to Instagram and Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and condolences. We pray for the victims and their families.
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
Words can’t begin explain my sadness. My family and I are praying for the victims of this tragedy. Truly heartbroken.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) October 2, 2017
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 2017
Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Just don’t give up. The world needs good humans today.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 2, 2017
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…
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) October 2, 2017
Stilled and speechless… Our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved and affected. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) October 2, 2017
Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017
My heart is split open for the victims and their families in Las Vegas. At what point do we Americans say #enough
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) October 2, 2017
Woke up to such horrible news. We are praying for the victims and their families. May the Lord bring some comfort to them.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) October 2, 2017
Lord help us
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 2, 2017
I can’t wrap my head around the atrocity in Vegas. Sending my heart and deepest regrets to the families and friends affected. #prayforvegas
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 2, 2017
Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 2, 2017
— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) October 2, 2017