Police and rescue personnel gather at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas.
The mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival late Sunday has resonated around the world.
Multiple lives were lost when the rampage started. Witnesses say country singer Jason Aldean was playing near the end of the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the shots began.
Aldean is safe from harm though scores among the 40,000 festival-goers were hurt or killed. At just before 5am ET, officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed at least 50 dead and 400 injured. The shooter -- a local -- has been confirmed dead, according to the LVMPD.
As news of the carnage spread, musicians took to social media to send love, offer condolences for the lost and injured and to condemn another senseless act of violence.
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) 2 de octubre de 2017
Please, if you are in Las Vegas, take cover there are multiple shooters on the loose, twenty people are dead. Find cover and hide.— sia (@Sia) 2 de octubre de 2017
Praying for everyone in Las Vegas tonite. Please get to safety, help one another out. This is absolutely horrific. Our hearts are broken.— Nickelback (@Nickelback) 2 de octubre de 2017
Please stay off the strip if you're in Vegas! Active shooter on the strip at Mandalay Bay and multiple shot at New York New York— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) 2 de octubre de 2017
I can't believe what just happened in Las Vegas! What is our world coming to?! 😭 My prayers go out to the victims & their families. 🙏— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) 2 de octubre de 2017
Lord help us— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) 2 de octubre de 2017
Anyone in Las Vegas, there are active shooters near the Mandalay Bay hotel. Please stay inside and away from the area. I'm so upset.— FLETCHER (@findingfletcher) 2 de octubre de 2017
I’m speechless... prayers out to everyone in Vegas— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) 2 de octubre de 2017
Just heard the terrible news about the shooting in Las Vegas. Totally in shock. #PrayingForVegas— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) 2 de octubre de 2017
so over seeing innocent music fans falling victims to these absolute rashes on society. Love and prayers to everyone in Vegas ♥️😔— Tom Jay Williams (@tomjaywilliams) 2 de octubre de 2017
Just hearing about active shooting at Route 91 Festival in Vegas. Take cover and get safe immediately! Prayers to everyone there.— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) 2 de octubre de 2017
Hearing crazy news coming out of my hometown... Las Vegas, please, stay safe.— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 2 de octubre de 2017
Feeling absolutely helpless watching the Vegas situation unfold via social media. Fans, friends, artists, crews, everybody, please be safe. This is so scary.— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) 2 de octubre de 2017
Our thoughts are with you Las Vegas— BRONNIE👽 (@BronnieMusic) 2 de octubre de 2017
There is no place in this world for this kind of darkness. Las Vegas, please be safe. Praying for everyone— RYDYR (@ColePendery) 2 de octubre de 2017
Terrifying scenes in Vegas. We must never get used to or dumb down this savage cruelty.— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) 2 de octubre de 2017
Love and prayers being sent to everyone in Vegas.— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) 2 de octubre de 2017
JUST HEARING ABOUT VEGAS. Noooooooo 💔 Heartbroken for Vegas + the country community. Numbingly terrifying. Wtf.— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) 2 de octubre de 2017
devastated for Las Vegas. active shooter near Mandalay Bay. please please please seek cover and get away from the area— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) 2 de octubre de 2017
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