Country Stars React To Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Posted at 6:06 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 21:53:59-04

Country music artists are reacting after a gunman opened fire in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 200.

The incident happened at the Route 91 Harvest Festival just off the Las Vegas Strip, across the street from the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

Las Vegas Police: At Least 50 Dead In Shooting

Country music star Jason Aldean was performing when the shots rang out.

He posted on Instagram just before 4:30 a.m. EDT. "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." 

Facebook has made it possible for you to find out if a loved one is safe by using its Safety Check feature. Click here to see a full list of bands and crews who've checked in as safe.  

Other artists have also tweeted out that they're safe, including Chris Young, Muscadine Bloodline, Luke Combs and Big and Rich.

Jake Owen performed right before Aldean, tweeting out: "Gun shots were ringing off of the stage rigging and road cases. No one knew where to go..thank you LVPD and responders for keeping us safe." 

Nashville's Storme Warren from Sirius XM just confirmed that he is safe but "heartbroken and shattered."