Country stars shocked, stunned over deadly shooting at Las Vegas music festival

A woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 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) - Country music stars say they're stunned and in disbelief over what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

More than 50 people were killed and more than 400 injured when gunfire rang out at the Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night.

The suspected gunman, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, opened gunfire on the crowd of 22,000. Paddock was later found dead, according to Las Vegas police.

Jason Aldean had taken the stage moments before.

Jake Owen performed just before Aldean.

Other performers at the festival took to Twitter to confirm their safety and share support.

Other country stars took to Twitter to share their shock and give condolences.


This story has been updated to reflect the death toll as of 9 a.m. Eastern time.

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