It has been a horrific night for Las Vegas as a gunman opened fired during the city’s annual Route 91 Harvest Festival held near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The country music festival which boasts a lineup of some of country music’s biggest stars, came to a halt when gunshots were heard during the last song of Jason Aldean‘s set Sunday night (October 1).
Video captured by a concert goer shows Aldean performing on stage when gunfire begins to ring out. Aldean halts briefly then continues to sing before rushing off the stage. Fans of Aldean were concerned about his safety. According to ABC News, Aldean’s rep has confirmed that he is indeed safe.
Fellow country singer Travis Tritt tweeted that he had spoken to Aldean who was obviously shaken by the night’s events.
I just heard from Jason Aldean. They are all safe and surrounded by SWAT security. However, he said it is the most horrific thing he’s seen!
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) October 2, 2017
Other country artists who were in attendance took to social media to confirm their safety.
Spent I don’t know how long on the floor of a trailer behind the stage… know multiple people are dead. Listening to that gunfire…
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) October 2, 2017
Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017
One gunman has been killed. At this time authorities believe that he may have acted alone. At press time, two additional casualties have been confirmed and at least two dozen more have been injured.
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