Hours after a Las Vegas gunman opened fire during the city’s three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival last Sunday, headlined by Jason Aldean, celebrities instantly took to social media to express their grief and condolences in the wake of the deadly tragedy.
The horrific incident has already been described as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, after leaving at least 50 dead and more than 200 people injured. “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. 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,” Jason Aldean, who arrived on stage shortly before shots began ringing, captioned an image of the strip.
View this post on Instagram
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
Scroll below to see how celebrities responded to the harrowing events:
Our hearts are with you, Las Vegas. ❤️
— MARS. (@30SECONDSTOMARS) October 2, 2017
Vegas. Heart breaks.
Prayers, love, support and strength to the victims and their families. Hug our loved ones that much tighter today.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 2, 2017
The news about Vegas is devastating. Sending all our love to the people there right now ❤️❤️❤️
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) 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
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 2017
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 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) October 2, 2017
Just broken hearted today. Feeling the weight of so much loss. To all those who have lost, I'm with you in my heart.
— Amy Lee (@AmyLeeEV) October 2, 2017
The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. Devastating.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 2, 2017
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
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) October 2, 2017
Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas – Céline xx… #LasVegas
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) October 2, 2017
heart goes out to everyone affected by the shooting in vegas, friends & families (strangers included)…breaks my heart to see earth like this
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) October 2, 2017