Jason Aldean responds to the shooting at his Las Vegas concert that left 50 dead: 'Beyond horrific'

Jason aldeanTheo Wargo / GettyJason Aldean.

Country singer Jason Aldean has described the shooting at his Las Vegas concert on Sunday night as “beyond horrific.”

Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, when a gunman opened fire. At least 50 people are confirmed dead and more than 200 are injured.

Aldean was on stage when a hail of bullets rained down on the crowd. He stopped midway through a song and safely evacuated the stage.

He posted a “Pray for Las Vegas” photo to his 1.9 million followers on Instagram alongside this caption:

“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.”

You can see the post below:

The shooter, described by police as a local resident, opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel on a crowd of several thousand people attending the music festival below. He appears to have had an automatic weapon.

Police stormed the building and killed the gunman, who they believe was the only attacker.

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