Jason Aldean on Las Vegas Shooting: "Tonight Has Been Beyond Horrific"

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Jason Aldean

The country singer, who was performing near the end of the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the mass shooting happened, took to Instagram.

Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing near the end of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when the mass shooting happened early Monday, took to Instagram to comment.

His post entitled "Pray for Las Vegas" came just before police said 20-plus people were killed and 100-plus injured by a local gunman. The death toll continued to rise on Monday, with at least 58 killed and more than 500 injured. The gunman died at the scene and was identified by Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as Stephen Paddock, 64.

"Tonight has been beyond horrific," Aldean said. "I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe."

He continued: "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. #heartbroken #stopthehate."

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