After the horrific events at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last night (Oct. 1), music stars are expressing their shock and condolences.
The mass shooting is now the largest in modern U.S. history, leaving at least 58 people dead and injuring at least 500 more. It’s the largest mass shooting since the deadly club shooting at Orlando last year that killed 49 people. Country singer Jason Aldean had been performing for about 20 minutes when gunfire erupted. He was uninjured, and said his “heart hurts” a few hours after the shooting.
One suspect was reported down, a white male, Stephen Paddock, 64. The shooter was believed to have been firing down at concert-goers from the 32nd floor.
The Route 91 Harvest Festival is “three days of country music on the Vegas Strip.” Sunday night’s performance was the last of the sold out festival. After hearing the news, several stars went on social media to offer their prayers, including John Legend, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and Mariah Carey. See their reactions and other stars below.
The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. Devastating.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 2, 2017
Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone’s safety 🙏💔
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 2, 2017
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
Don’t even know what to say. To be in Vegas while this is happening, brings a pain to my heart. My team and I are safe Thank God! Prayers up
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) October 2, 2017
Hearing crazy news coming out of my hometown… Las Vegas, please, stay safe.
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 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
This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats & Republicans please unite now #guncontrol 🇺🇸
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017