At least 50 people have been killed and 200 have been injured after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival Sunday night in Las Vegas. It is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooting began soon after Jason Aldean took the stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event in Las Vegas. Witnesses report that a gunman took aim at the audience for up to two hours, and attendees were reportedly trapped in the venue as police searched for the gunman. Police located and reportedly killed the shooter, who has been identified as Stephen Paddock, 64. He was located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino. Police believe he was a “lone wolf” and acted alone. This story is developing.
Video footage of the horrific mass shooting Sunday night has started emerging. One sequence shows country singer Jason Aldean running from stage during his Las Vegas show right after a gunman opened fire. “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,” Aldean wrote in an Instagram post in the wake of the shooting. “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.”