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Nashville in mourning after deadly mass shooting at country music festival in Las Vegas

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - The city at the heart of country music is in mourning after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

At least 58 people were killed and over 500 people were injured in the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival on the Strip Sunday night.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry called the shooting an "unimaginable scene of terror."

This is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.



Nashville radio host and musician Bobby Bones spoke to Fox 17 News This Morning on Monday. Bones performed at the festival on Saturday.

"When you're on the front of the stage, you weren't seeing where the guy was shooting from," Bones said. "As the people were down, no one knew where the bullets were coming from."

He says he's been in contact with Jake Owen and Jason Aldean, who both confirmed their safety and said that performers are worried about the fans right now.

Family has confirmed to Fox 17 News that one of the victims killed was a man from Tennessee.


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