Rock musicians are sharing their reactions to the devastating mass shooting that occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Imagine Dragons, who are from Las Vegas, as well as John Fogerty, Aerosmith, Nickelback and Lorde are among the many artists expressing their horror over the shooting, and offering their condolences to the victims.
The shooting erupted during country star Jason Aldean‘s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event.
An apparent lone gunman, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring at least 500 in the crowd below.
Here are some of the social media reactions:
Imagine Dragons: devastated for Las Vegas. active shooter near Mandalay Bay. please please please seek cover and get away from the area.
John Fogerty: In shock over the tragedy in Las Vegas, we are sending our prayers & love to our friends/family there & all those affected. Pray for peace.
Aerosmith: Sending love and prayers to everyone in Las Vegas.
Nickelback: Praying for everyone in Las Vegas tonite. Please get to safety, help one another out. This is absolutely horrific. Our hearts are broken.
Kiss‘ Paul Stanley: “My God! In the midst of this evil madness, prayers to all who are now and will be affected&devastated by this massacre.”
Lorde: f***. feel sick for the victims of las vegas and their families. i’m so sorry.
Duff McKagan: Waking up 2 this awful Las Vegas news. So sorry for those of you who have lost loved ones. This is so damn heartbreaking.
Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor: Just woke up to the horrible news about Las Vegas. Checking on friends & family now. Shocked.
Kings of Leon‘s Nathan Followill: Woke up to the horrifying news out of Las Vegas. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families. Such a cowardly, senseless act. #PrayForLasVegas
Papa Roach: In disbelief about the shooting in Vegas. Praying for the victims and families.
Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic: Feeling really sick over the shooting in Las Vegas.
Tom Morello: Thinking of everyone affected by the Las Vegas tragedy. So so horrible.
Korn‘s Brian “Head” Welch: You sick fool! How much of a loser do you have to be to fire at men and women who can’t even protect themselves! So sorry for this horrible loss that our music community has had to suffer … yet again
Asking Alexandria‘s Ben Bruce: I feel sick to my stomach reading about the Vegas shooting and the Edmonton attack. So many monsters walking our streets. SCUM.
Def Leppard: Our collective hearts and sincere condolences are with all those affected in last night’s terrible and horrific shooting in Las Vegas. This nonsensical and cowardly act is so beyond words…Def Leppard and the entire music community stand with you.
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