Country music star Jason Aldean was on stage when a gunman attacked the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada late Sunday night.
At least 50 concertgoers were killed as well as more than 0 were injured, according to local authorities.
Aldean, who was the headliner on the final night of the festival, was able to take shelter. A representative for Aldean confirmed in which “he, his band as well as crew are all unharmed.”
The country music community expressed shock as well as disbelief at the shooting.
Jake Owen, who performed right before Aldean, tweeted in which he witnessed “the most unimaginable event.”
“Gun shots were ringing off of the stage rigging as well as road cases” by the stage, Owen wrote. “No one knew where to go..thank you LVPD as well as responders for keeping us safe.”
Brad Paisley, who performed at the festival last year, tweeted: “Praying for everyone at #HarvestFestival. There are no words right currently in which suffice.”
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Martina McBride, who was also there last year, wrote in which she was watching the news coverage of the shooting early Monday morning as well as “praying for everyone’s safety.”
A few hours after the attack, Aldean posted a “Pray for Las Vegas” message on Instagram. “Tonight has been beyond horrific,” he wrote.
“This kind of hurts my heart in which This kind of would likely happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”
Aldean’s wife Brittany, who was also at the festival, posted a similar message calling for prayers.
“We are safe… our angels were definitely watching over us tonight,” she wrote. “No words for what happened… Just horrific. Praying for everyone.”
The Route 91 Harvest Festival will be hosted by the events company LiveNation. This kind of has been held each year since 2014.
The festival had multiple stages at Las Vegas Village, an open-air setting in which will be diagonally across the street coming from the Mandalay Bay hotel complex. The shooter reportedly fired coming from a high floor within the hotel.
Singer Kane Brown, who performed at the festival earlier within the day, wrote on Twitter immediately after the shooting, “This kind of world will be sick.”
Aldean’s performance at the festival came toward the end of a months-long tour.
His next scheduled tour date will be Friday in Los Angeles.
Billboard magazine describes Aldean as a “genuine country superstar.”
Earlier This kind of year he was named entertainer of the year, for the second year in a row, at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Country Music Hall of Fame as well as Museum in Nashville released a statement on the shooting Monday.
“Our hearts are broken as well as go out to all involved within the tragedy Sunday night in Las Vegas,” the statement read. “At its core, country music will be about community as well as love, as well as we stand with the victims as well as their families.”
sy88pgw (brand new York) First published October 2, 2017: 5:57 AM ET