A gunman opened fire as singer Jason Aldean performed on stage at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night.
The suspect, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was killed by police. He had apparently opened fire at concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
The shooting, which left at least 50 dead and more than 200 people injured is described as the deadliest in modern history in the United States.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport also temporarilty halted flights in the wake of the gunfire.
Here’s how Jason Aldean and others in entertainment reacted to the mass shooting:
Jason Aldean called the night “beyond horrific.” He said, “It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”
“Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa left the country concert shortly before the shooting began. He shared his thoughts in an Instagram story early Monday morning.
“So I just left the Route 91 country concert in Las Vegas. I’m safe but there was an active shooting. Many people we shot and killed and [I’m] just really, really sad,” El Moussa shared. “So kind of bummed right now. Sucks that things like this happen. Have a good night.”
Singer Trey Songz said, “To be in Vegas while this is happening, brings a pain to my heart.”
Teller of the magician duo Penn & Teller tweeted, “A dreadful shooting incident took place tonight in Vegas. All of us with the P&T show are healthy and unharmed.”
British TV presenter and fitness coach Joe Wicks said, “I am in Las Vegas tonight and am safe in my hotel room now. Thoughts to the victims.”
Socialite Paris Hilton tweeted, “I can’t believe what just happened in Las Vegas! What is our world coming to?!”
“Orange is the New Black” acress Ruby Rose said, “It is horrific just to see the videos.”
Actress and singer Christina Milian tweeted, “Can’t believe my eyes. My prayers are with everyone in Vegas.”
Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren said he was “totally in shock” about the shooting.