On Sunday night, the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States occurred when Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing fifty-nine people and injuring at least 527.
The attack took place during singer Jason Aldean's closing set at the Route 91 Harvest festival, a 3-day outdoor country music festival that takes place in Vegas annually.
Aldean and his band took cover behind the equipment once the bullets were fired. He later updated fans on Instagram to confirm that he and his crew were safe.
"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,” he wrote. "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 day after the horrific event, the country star has released an emotional statement in which he expressed his pain over the senseless tragedy and urged the nation to come together as one.