Country stars and celebrities took to social media to express their sadness after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival:
— “I am incredibly saddened by tonight’s events and while I’m thankful that me and all of my band and crew are alive and unharmed, I can’t help but hurt for all the people who weren’t as fortunate and the pain their loved ones must feel. Keep Vegas, these fans, and all of the country music community in your thoughts and prayers, we could sure use it tonight. Thank you.” — Luke Combs, who performed earlier in the night, in a message posted to Instagram.
— “My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.” — Ariana Grande, on Twitter.
— “There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.” Taylor Swift on Twitter.
— “Man, we lost a lot of people there last night and we want everyone to know, all these families and all these friends and all their loved ones, that our hearts pour out to them right now.” — country star Big Kenny, who along with bandmate John Rich had performed at the festival earlier in the evening.
— “I am shocked by this horrific display of evil and deeply saddened for the families of the victims of our beautiful city. My heart is crying for Las Vegas,” — Nicolas Cage, who starred in “Leaving Las Vegas,” on Twitter.