On Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas killing 50 people and injuring over 400, making this the worst mass shooting in history on American soil.
The attack took place at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Festival when country singer Jason Aldean was rushed off the stage after the gunman opened fire at the 22,000 attendees from his hotel room on the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort. A witness and attendee of the festival told NBC what happened:
We heard what sounded like firecrackers going off. Then all of a sudden we heard what sounded like a machine gun. People started screaming that they were hit. When we started running out, there were probably a couple of hundred people on the ground.
The suspect was later identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Celebrities took to social media to express their concern and support for the victims and families affected by the deadly shooting.
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
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
Woke up to the most devastating news about Las Vegas. I’m praying for everyone in Las Vegas!
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 2, 2017
Devastated waking up to the news of the shooting in Las Vegas. Praying for the victims and their families and friends. #PRAYERSFORVEGAS
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) October 2, 2017
I feel like every day is more shocking and sad…My heart is broken for all the victims of last night's shooting in Vegas, & their families
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) October 2, 2017
Woke up to the horrific news coming out of Las Vegas. Sending thoughts and prayers to the people affected. I’m heartbroken and in disbelief
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) October 2, 2017
My heart is breaking for everyone in Vegas tonight. Simply devastating. So much loss.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 2, 2017
I can't believe this!! The deadliest mass shooting in US history! 😩My sincerest condolences to everybody there! My prayers are with you! 💔
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 2, 2017
My heart breaks…biggest mass shooting in US history. Praying for Las Vegas.
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) October 2, 2017
My heart feels broken for everyone in Las Vegas. Music should always be a safe place. My thoughts and prayers to everyone there.
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) October 2, 2017