Horror and heartbreak: Nation stars react to Vegas shooting


Steve Marcus A set of cowboy boots is displayed in the street outside the performance venue after a mass shooting at a music celebration on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

Released Monday, Oct. 2, 2017|8:40 a.m.

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Country stars and celebrities took to social networks to express their sadness after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Path 91 Harvest Festival:

— “I am incredibly saddened by tonight’s occasions and while I’m grateful that me and all of my band and team are alive and unharmed, I cannot help but harm for all individuals who weren’t as fortunate and the discomfort their enjoyed ones should feel. Keep Vegas, these fans, and all of the c and w neighborhood in your thoughts and prayers, we might sure use it this evening. 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, weapon control & & for people to look at this & & call this exactly what it is = terrorism.”– Ariana Grande, on Twitter.

— “There are no words to reveal the vulnerability and grief my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their households.” Taylor Swift on Twitter.

— “I am surprised by this horrific screen of wicked and deeply saddened for the households of the victims of our lovely city. My heart is sobbing for Las Vegas,”– Nicolas Cage, who starred in “Leaving Las Vegas,” on Twitter.

— “I just cannot even fathom exactly what took place in Vegas. My heart is broken. My love and all my prayers head out this morning to every friends and family who suffered loss, and everyone who existed. May God be with you through this awful time.”– Thomas Rhett on Twitter.

— “I’m not gon na state anything else other than I’m fortunate to be alive. As are numerous others … and so many people are gone … this is heartbreaking.”– Chris Young on Twitter.

— “Words can’t start explain my unhappiness. My household and I are wishing the victims of this disaster. Really sad.”– Luke Bryan on Twitter.

— “Wishing everybody at #HarvestFestival. There are no words today that suffice.”– Brad Paisley on Twitter.

— “We played Path 91 in Vegas the night before last. It was one of my preferred programs and festivals to be on. We were all singing. I’m in shock over this unfair, ridiculous catastrophe and heartbroken for the lives taken prematurely.”– Maren Morris on Twitter.

— “Awakened to such terrible news. We are praying for the victims and their households. May the Lord bring some comfort to them.”– Carrie Underwood on Twitter.

— “Wishing all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas.”– Celine Dion on Twitter.

— “Stilled and speechless … Our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved and impacted.”– Keith Urban on Twitter.

— “My heart heads out to all our pals, @jasonaldean, our music family and fans in Las Vegas.”– Reba McEntire on Instagram.

— “My heart hurts … what in the world?! Let’s all show Vegas we have their back in this insanity … praying for all the victims and for the country music community … damn this hits near house … We WILL get through this.”– Brett Eldredge on Twitter.

— “The band & & crew were on the concert grounds and saw people get shot. A few of my crew members were hit with shrapnel, but not injured. We are deeply disrupted by this horrific act of violence and send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their households. It was a long awful night however we are blessed to be alive and healthy. Hug your liked ones tight.”– Josh Abbott Band on Facebook.

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