Jason Aldean called a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night “beyond horrific” and confirmed that his crew and family is safe following the attack, which left at least 50 dead and more than 200 injured and is now the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
“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,” Aldean wrote on Instagram. “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.” He added the hashtags #heartbroken and #stopthehate.
Aldean’s wife, Brittany, also posted to her Instagram account. “We are safe… our angels were definitely watching over us tonight. No words for what happened… Just horrific. Praying for everyone.”
Aldean was performing as the shooting began. In a fan-captured video of the attack, the singer is seen running off the stage shortly after rapid-fire gunshots are heard.
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, numerous members of the country music community offered prayers and thoughts for the victims.
Other stars to speak out on social media included Mandy Moore, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, and more.
President Donald Trump also offered his “warmest condolensces and sympathies” to the victims.