#PrayforVegas: Must-See Tweets & Celebrity Reactions

Stars have been using social media to give their condolences for those who lost their lives in the Las Vegas mass shooting, one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, starting with those who those who experienced the attack while it happened at the Route 91 Harvest country music concert.

Responses from the performers who saw the shooting

The shooting had occurred while Jason Aldean was performing on stage, ultimately taking the lives of at least 58 people and injuring hundreds of others. Aldean had been one of the first stars to post his condolences to the tragedy on social media, writing, “Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don’t 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,” with an image saying, “Pray for Las Vegas.”

“This crime which killed tens of peaceful citizens is shocking in its cruelty,” the statement quoted Putin as saying in a telegram to Trump.

Another one of the performers, Jake Owen, released a series of posts on Twitter, detailing the attack as it had happened firsthand, and telling his daughter, Pearl, that he loved her.

Gun shots!!! Vegas. Pray to god. Love you guys. Love you Pearl.

— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017

Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.

— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017

Gun shots were ringing off of the stage rigging and road cases. No one knew where to go..thank you LVPD and responders for keeping us safe

— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017

Other stars responded with #PrayforVegas

Other stars later responded on Twitter using a #PrayforVegas hashtag. Many had a personal connection to Las Vegas, such as Gladys Knight, who is a resident of the area, and Mariah Carey, who finished a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in July, according to ABC News.

Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 2, 2017

I can’t wrap my head around the atrocity in Vegas. Sending my heart and deepest regrets to the families and friends affected. #prayforvegas

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 2, 2017

My heart is saddened over what happened in my city of Las Vegas. My family is safe, but my community will never be the same. #prayforvegas pic.twitter.com/3t5AJouJuR

— Gladys Knight (@MsGladysKnight) October 2, 2017

Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety 🙏💔

— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 2, 2017

Woke up to the most devastating news about Las Vegas. I’m praying for everyone in Las Vegas!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 2, 2017

Smh it was never this bad. Places u go to enjoy have become so unsafe!😢Prayers 4 those in Las Vegas who was there & the victims families🙏🏾

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 2, 2017


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