As of this writing, more than 50 people were killed following Sunday night's mass shooting during an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel opened fire on festival-goers, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds of others in what is being called the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
Jason Aldean, the night's headliner of the three-day festival, was performing when the incident took place. After the scare, the country music star confirmed he was safe in an Instagram post and described the scene as "horrific."
"Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe," he wrote. "My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight," he wrote. "It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night."
In the aftermath, as more details become available, several celebrities and influential figures poured their reactions online.
Sending so many prayers to the victims that were affected by this tragedy in Las Vegas. My heart goes out to you all. #PrayingforVegas— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) October 2, 2017
Vegas. Heart breaks.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 2, 2017
Prayers, love, support and strength to the victims and their families. Hug our loved ones that much tighter today.
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
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
Sick to my stomach watching footage from Vegas Sending my love and prayers ❤️❤️— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) October 2, 2017
Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas - Céline xx... #LasVegas— Celine Dion (@celinedion) October 2, 2017
Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 2, 2017
Las Vegas Police: The shooter had "in excess of 10 rifles."— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 2, 2017
The state of our union.
The lone wolf. The local shooter. The gunman. Any and everything, but terrorist. Wonder why.— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 2, 2017
Pray for Vegas!! ♂️. What the hell is going on people!?!? My prayers sent to the heavens above for all the families pic.twitter.com/wDpwZ7g4Pz— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 2, 2017
This is terrorism. Let’s not paint this any other way. Dear God watch over ALL of us pic.twitter.com/CdTNp9dWAY— CAPPADONNA (@Cappadonna) October 2, 2017
I am deeply saddened by what happened in Las Vegas last night. I am keeping all of the victims and their families in my prayers.— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 2, 2017
That man opened fire from a hotel room window on to a festival crowd and killed 50+ ppl. If that isn't terror nothing is.— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) October 2, 2017
for Vegas.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 2, 2017
Woke up to terrible news. My prayers go out to Vegas right now, this is horrible— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) October 2, 2017
God be with us all.— Lecrae (@lecrae) October 2, 2017
Horrifying scenes in Las Vegas. My heart and soul is with all the victims & their families and friends. Everybody please stay safe.— Sam Smith (@samsmith) October 2, 2017
The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. Devastating.— John Legend (@johnlegend) 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
Lord help us— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) October 2, 2017
For information regarding missing family and loved ones, please be advised of the number below:
For families looking to locate missing loved ones, please call 1-866-535-5654.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017