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Our hearts are broken.
This morning, 59 people are dead, hundreds are injured, and a city is at a complete standstill after a lone gunman fired on crowds at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Music Festival last night. The chaos began on the final night of the three day country music festival, beginning at about 10:08pm local time during country singer Jason Aldean’s performance and sending attendees fleeing for their lives as the shooter – whose name we will not mention – fired on them from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Among those killed in the attack were two off-duty police officers, and it was confirmed earlier this morning that the gunman is dead after taking his own life shortly before police stormed his hotel room.
Jason Aldean took to social media in the hours after the tragedy to assure fans that he escaped safely, expressing heartbreak and shock and offering heartfelt condolences to both survivors and the loved ones of those that were killed.
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
As our nation mourns, our hearts are with the city of Las Vegas, those who lost their lives and those who survived but have a long road to recovery – both physically and emotionally – ahead of them. If you’d like to help the victims of last night’s tragedy, please consider checking out the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund over on GoFundMe – any amount helps, and you can rest assured that your donation will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting.
This is a developing story; Society of Rock will keep you updated as news becomes available, so stay tuned.
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