Jason Aldean Sends Thoughts To Those Affected By A Deadly Shooting At His Las Vegas Concert

"Tonight has been beyond horrific."

On Sunday night, a shooter at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival outside. According to the New York Times, at least 50 people died and more than 200 were injured in the attack. 

The Associated Press reports that this is the "deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history." Last year's Pulse nightclub shooting left 49 people dead.

Sunday marked the final night of the three-day country music festival. Singer Jason Aldean was performing on stage when the shooting began. He later posted an update on his Instagram account, with an image reading, "Pray for Las Vegas." In the post, he confirmed that he and his crew were safe, and sent his thoughts to those affected by the attack.

"Tonight has been beyond horrific," Aldean wrote, adding, "It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night." He added the hashtags #heartbroken and #stopthehate.

Aldean's wife Brittany posted a similar message on her own account, writing that "our angels were definitely watching over us tonight" and adding that the attack was "horrific" and she was "praying for everyone." 

According to Billboard, several other country stars who were performing at or attending the festival also tweeted updates, letting fans know they were safe and sending their thoughts to those affected. 

"We are okay," Jake Owen tweeted. "Others aren't. Please pray."

Cover image via Instagram


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