LAS VEGAS (KSAZ) - Country music stars are reacting on social media after a gunman opened fire as singer Jason Aldean performed on stage at an outdoor country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night.
Las Vegas police say the suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire at concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, killing at least 50 people and injuring hundreds.
SWAT officers using explosives stormed the gunman's hotel room and found he had killed himself, authorities said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Jason Aldean reacted on Instagram to the mass shooting:
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
Jake Owen, who performed before Aldean at the concert, reacted to the shooting on Twitter:
Gun shots were ringing off of the stage rigging and road cases. No one knew where to go..thank you LVPD and responders for keeping us safe— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) 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
Kane Brown also performed at the country music festival and he reacted to the shooting on Twitter:
This world is sick 😔— Kane Brown (@kanebrown) October 2, 2017
Chris Young also performed at the festival and reacted to the shooting on Twitter:
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
I'm not gonna say anything else other than I'm lucky to be alive. As are many others... and so many people are gone... this is heartbreaking— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) October 2, 2017
Other country music singers reacted on social media to the shooting:
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
💔my heart. @Route91Harvest.— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) October 2, 2017
Stilled and speechless... Our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved and affected. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) 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
Praying for everyone at #HarvestFestival. There are no words right now that suffice.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) October 2, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.