Jason Aldean, Who Was Performing During The Attack, And The Music Community React To The Vegas Shooting

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Country singer Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night when a gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, started raining down bullets on the crowd from his perch on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

ABC News now reports that at least 50 people have died and the number of injured has risen to 400.

Aldean was reportedly rushed off the stage when the shooting began and stated that he and everyone on his crew were uninjured in an Instagram he posted following what is now the deadliest in American history, surpassing Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub shooting which took place less than a year and a half ago.

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

Aldean was far from the only entertainer to issue a statement in the aftermath of the horror in Vegas. Jake Owen, who performed just before Aldean went on stage, also issued a response.

Chris Young, who was in attendance at the festival, had this to say…

While numerous others in and around the music business also expressed their emotions following the deadly attack…

As well as a couple of former US Presidents along with President Trump…

Authorities have asked families trying locate missing loved ones to please call 1-866-535-5654.