LAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork/AP) — Country music star Jason Aldean took to social media to say he and his crew are safe after a gunman killed at least 59 people at an outdoor concert Sunday.
Aldean was in the middle of his performance when the bullets rained down on the crowd. He posted on Instagram hours later, calling the shooting “beyond horrific.”
“I still don’t know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe,” he said. “My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone 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.”
Country star Jake Owen also tweeted about the shooting, saying: “Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.”
Las Vegas authorities say more than 500 people were also wounded in the attack.
Clark County’s sheriff says officers confronted the suspect on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. He was found dead inside a hotel room.
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