LOOK: Musicians React To Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting!
Karen Jane Ng
There were more than 50 dead and at least 527 injured from the recent mass shooting that occured at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Headliners of the event - Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Chris Young and the duo Big & Rich - already shared their thoughts and paid their respects to those affected by the horrific night.
Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont 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. #heartbroken #stopthehate
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
Other musicians like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and more also came out on social media to send their prayers and expressed devastation over the heartbreaking news.
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 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) October 2, 2017
Woke up to the heartbreaking news from Las Vegas, my thoughts are with everyone and their families. Love. H— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) October 2, 2017
Praying for all those in pain— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 2, 2017
Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas - Céline xx... #LasVegas— Celine Dion (@celinedion) October 2, 2017
The news about Vegas is devastating. Sending all our love to the people there right now ❤️❤️❤️— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) October 2, 2017
Praying for everyone in Las Vegas tonite. Please get to safety, help one another out. This is absolutely horrific. Our hearts are broken.— Nickelback (@Nickelback) October 2, 2017
Praying that this madness stops...what has the world come to— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) October 2, 2017
I ❤️ Las Vegas...feeling so broken this morning— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) October 2, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Las Vegas. Love not hate #prayforvegas— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) October 2, 2017
Saddened beyond words by what happened in Las Vegas last night. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) October 2, 2017
This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats & Republicans please unite now #guncontrol 🇺🇸— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
1) (THREAD) I’m going to state my thoughts without the words “gun control” “assault rifles” and others that stoke reflexive debate.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
2) I’m a logic and reason guy. I like to remove emotion (impossible today) and look at an issue in a theoretical vacuum to make sense of it.— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
3) Lawmakers and influencers: if you’re not doing everything in your power to at least *reassess* the threat of mass murder,— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
4) why can’t you come out and tell us that this is the life we’re going to have to accept? That these are the new terms?— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
5) That it’s a fact of modern day life that from time to time we’ll lose dozens of people in seconds? That daily life is a lottery system?— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
sick to my stomach. we have a show tonight & i don't know what we're supposed to tell people. other than WE NEED GUN CONTROL.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) October 2, 2017
Ariana Grande, who had the same experience months ago during Manchester bombing, urges people to call it as an act of terrorism.
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
sending as much love and healing energy as humanly possible out into the world tonight ✨ ♡ 🌛💡— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 3, 2017
According to NBC News, authorities had shot the shooter identified as Stephen Craig Paddock who fired barrage of bullets from the 32nd floor of a hotel down the crowd of concertgoers. They are now on the search for the suspect's motive.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to every victim of the tragedy. #PrayForVegas