Las Vegas: Route 91 Harvest
The music festival in Vegas turned deadly late night/early morning on the 2nd of October. The horrifying video shows Jason Aldean performing when automatic gun shots rain from a distance. Aldean is reportedly okay from the incident as the singers took cover on the floor of a trailer backstage.
Jason also ran off stage when he learned what was going on, he is confirmed to be okay after the incident. Live tweets from other acts such as Jake Owen and Chris Young show a glimpse of what the atmosphere was like:
Spent I don't know how long on the floor of a trailer behind the stage… know multiple people are dead. Listening to that gunfire…
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) 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
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department confirmed that the gunner/terrorist is dead. However, at the expense of many others, reportedly around 20 dead and more than 100 injured.
This is devastating for Las Vegas and the touring scene as a whole. We pray for the families and friends of those affected. As well as pray for Vegas as a whole in recovering from such a terrifying situation.
More information will be releasing from the LVMPD as the day goes on, we just hope for safe travels of the artists, bands, workers, fans back home.
We will update this post with further information as it comes out today, October 2nd.