Terrible news coming from Las Vegas. A gunman killed 50 people and injured over 400 on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday, October 1, at the final day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival. The sniper-style gunfire from this “lone wolf” attacker rained down from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino around 10 p.m. local time (the gunman fired from the 32nd floor) over thousands of country music fans located at ground zero. Country star Jason Aldean was performing on stage when shots began to be heard. Shocking footage of the exact moment has surfaced online:
EYEWITNESS: Chilling footage of moment active shooter opened fire on concert goers near Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/7OfAwg0ReO— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) 2 de octubre de 2017
As of this post, the Las Vegas Police Department has announced that the gunman has been killed in a standoff with law enforcement authorities. A search was underway for a woman described as the suspect’s “traveling companion,” the Police Sheriff declared in an official statement.
Several stars of the music world have reacted to this tragic event on social media:
My heart is sick over the news in Las Vegas. Praying 4 everyone in the country community & everyone at the scene.— Charles Kelley (@charleskelleyla) 2 de octubre de 2017
My heart is breaking for everyone in Vegas tonight. Simply devastating. So much loss.— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) 2 de octubre de 2017
We are strong. They can not break us. We are strong. We are strong. We are strong.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) 2 de octubre de 2017
Devastated to hear about the senseless violence in Las Vegas. Please be safe out there! So scary! ????????#PrayForLasVegas— Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee) 2 de octubre de 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) 2 de octubre de 2017
The news about Vegas is devastating. Sending all our love to the people there right now ??????— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) 2 de octubre de 2017
devastated for Las Vegas. active shooter near Mandalay Bay. please please please seek cover and get away from the area— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) 2 de octubre de 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) 2 de octubre de 2017
Praying for everyone at #HarvestFestival. There are no words right now that suffice.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) 2 de octubre de 2017
Hearing crazy news coming out of my hometown... Las Vegas, please, stay safe.— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 2 de octubre de 2017
how many more acts of violence will it take to wake up the people that can enact better gun laws? why did that man own 10 automatic weapons?— christina perri (@christinaperri) 2 de octubre de 2017
fuck. feel sick for the victims of las vegas and their families. i'm so sorry— Lorde (@lorde) 2 de octubre de 2017
How a place of excitement and fun turned into a war zone with such a high powered weapon is insane. Senseless violence needs to stop now— Liam (@LiamPayne) 2 de octubre de 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) 2 de octubre de 2017
Thoughts are with the victims and families of this terrible tragedy in Vegas .— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) 2 de octubre de 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) 2 de octubre de 2017
I can't sleep.. woke up to the most heart breaking news. I can't believe this.. #PrayForLasVegas— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) 2 de octubre de 2017
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