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Route 91 Festival: More Than 50 Dead & 500 Injured in Mass Shooting

posted by Dustin Stout -

Updated -- Monday (Oct. 2) at 12:31 P.M. ET

More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in a mass shooting on Sunday (Oct. 1) at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas.

According to reports, Jason Aldean was performing the fifth song of his closing set when gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, began firing toward the festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.

In a video posted on Twitter, Jason is seen running from stage as "hundreds" of shots began, according to CNN. He, his band and wife Brittany escaped injury.

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. 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

A post shared by Jason Aldean (@jasonaldean) on

We are safe... our angels were definitely watching over us tonight. No words for what happened... Just horrific. Praying for everyoneđź’”

A post shared by Brittany Aldean (@brittanyaldean) on

The suspect has been killed. Authorities originally named another "person of interest," believed to be Paddock’s companion Marilou Danley, 62, but say she is no longer believed to be involved in the shooting.

The incident is being described as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Stay tuned to CMTcody.com as this story continues to develop.


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