Jason Aldean and Pregnant Wife Safe After Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
Jason Aldean was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday (Oct. 1) when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers, killing at least 20 and injuring at least 100.
The singer was headlining the final night of the three-day festival when gunshots erupted and fans began to flee the chaotic scene. In videos captured by concertgoers, Aldean can be seen running from the stage as dozens of rounds of gunfire echoes in the background.
After the Las Vegas Police Department cleared the area and confirmed that one gunman was down, Aldean took to Instagram to share a heartfelt update with his fans.
“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,” he wrote. “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“
His pregnant wife Brittany also shared an update writing, “We are safe… our angels were definitely watching over us tonight. No words for what happened… Just horrific. Praying for everyone💔”
Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Big & Rich, Dylan Scott, Kane Brown, Adam Craig, Josh Abbott Band, Dylan Schneider, Tyler Reeve, Muscadine Bloodline, Jordan Mitchell, and Dee Jay Silver were on the Route 91 bill on Sunday. Several artists took to Twitter to update fans on their well being after the incident.
After the shooting, Owen, who had performed just before Aldean, shared an update via Twitter writing, “Gun shots!!! Vegas. Pray to god. Love you guys. Love you Pearl.”
The singer later shared another message, calling it “the most unimaginable event” and asked his fans to “please pray.”
**UPDATE: As of 11:30 a.m. CST, there have been at least 58 deaths reported and 515 people injured from the incident.