Celebrity Reaction: Las Vegas Shooting During Jason Aldean Concert

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Reaction Las Vegas Shooting

By Michael Lewittes |

Reaction Las Vegas Shooting

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Celebrities are reacting to the shooting late Sunday in Las Vegas, where Jason Aldean was performing as part of the three-day country music Route 91 Harvest Festival. While Aldean was singing, machine gunfire could be heard in spurts before panicked concertgoers began running and ducking for cover. It’s being reported that the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was shooting from high up inside the Mandalay Bay Casino across the street from the outdoor venue. So far, the police confirm 50 people were killed and more than 200 others were injured. See Hollywood stars’ reactions to this horrific act.

Sia tweeted, “Please, if you are in Las Vegas, take cover there are multiple shooters on the loose, twenty people are dead. Find cover and hide.” Kendra Wilkinson added, “No words, just absolutely sick to my stomach…. Vegas be safe. Prayers to victims.” Josh Groban urged, “My Las Vegas friends please stay safe, stay indoors. This is ongoing and looks already to be quite tragic.” “My heart breaks for all of the people affected by the horrific shootings in Vegas. Praying for the victims and their families,” shared Camille Grammer.

Drake Bell wrote, “Active shooter in Las Vegas! City on lock down!!!!!!” “This is horrifying. That sounds like a full auto machine gun. Good God,” tweeted Patton Oswalt. He then politicized the tragedy by adding, “‘I know the Vegas situation is grim but let’s wait to hear Trump’s statement he’ll make it all better’ — a concussion victim.” George Takei expressed, “Simply horrific. I hope the situation is brought under control quickly. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.”

Paris Jackson stated, “Heart goes out to everyone affected by the shooting in vegas, friends & families (strangers included)…breaks my heart to see earth like this.” Snooki remarked, “Omg these videos of the shooting right is haunting. Praying for everyone at that event right now. This world is disgusting. Stay safe!!!!!! #vegas” Bob Saget offered, “Oh God. Vegas. WTF is happening. Can’t keep up with all the pain this country is facing. Sending love to Vegas.” “Oh please no make it stop,” begged Rose McGowan.

Mariah Carey said, “Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone’s safety.” Ken Jeong simply noted, “Praying for Vegas.” “Can’t believe my eyes. My prayers are with everyone in #Vegas. Please take shelter. This is unreal. praying for your safety,” expressed Christina Milian. And Paris Hilton tweeted, “I can’t believe what just happened in Las Vegas! What is our world coming to?! My prayers go out to the victims & their families.”

Brad Paisley offered, “Praying for everyone at #HarvestFestival. There are no words right now that suffice.” Celine Dion said, “Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas – Céline xx #LasVegas.” Alyssa Milano simply expressed, “Oh my god. No.” And Rosie Perez tweeted, “Oh my goodness! Woke up to this horrible news! WTH is happening?! Condolences to victims families & prayers for injured. #LasVegasShootings.”

President Donald Trump tweeted, “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” John Legend offered, “The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. Devastating.” “Woke up to the horrific news coming out of Las Vegas. Sending thoughts and prayers to the people affected. I’m heartbroken and in disbelief,” Ryan Seacrest expressed.

Khloe Kardashian stated, “This is heartbreaking to learn about! Things have got to change!” Josh Gad said, “Oh God. Just woke up to this sickening news. What is happening to this country? Those poor poor people. I’m numb.” “Las Vegas & all who lost loved ones in last night’s horrifying attack are in my heart & prayers. Thank you to the courageous 1st responders,” Chelsea Clinton offered. And Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote, “Heartbroken by the news out of Las Vegas. Praying for those of us waiting for news from loved ones who went to hear live music on a Sunday.”

Luke Bryan said, “Words can’t begin explain my sadness. My family and I are praying for the victims of this tragedy. Truly heartbroken.” Elizabeth Banks expressed, “My heart is split open for the victims and their families in Las Vegas. At what point do we Americans say #enough.” Ivanka Trump stated, “America woke up this morning to the horrific news of a devastating mass shooting in Las Vegas. Our collective hearts are breaking for the victims and their families.” Harry Styles tweeted, “Woke up to the heartbreaking news from Las Vegas, my thoughts are with everyone and their families. Love. H.” And Mandy Moore wrote, “Las Vegas. No words. Victims and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. This is absolutely horrific and devastating.”

Jimmy Kimmel said, “Love and prayers to my family and friends in Las Vegas on this terrible morning.” Taylor Swift expressed, “There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.” “My heart hurts this morning for Vegas gx #PRAYERSFORVEGAS,” Gwen Stefani tweeted. John Cena wrote, “I am at a total loss for words over the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas. My heart goes out to the innocent victims and their families.” And Ellen DeGeneres offered, “It’s unimaginable. And yet it’s real. I don’t know where to begin. Watching, crying, and sending love.”

John Mayer said, “No words. Just grief, sadness, and the never-ending attempt to make sense of something utterly senseless. Love to all in Las Vegas.” “Sad day. Love and prayers #lasvegas. Let’s not let hate win. Be kind to one another. #FightHatewithLove,” Mike Tyson tweeted. And Fergie shared, “My heart goes out to everyone affected in last night’s horrific tragedy. Praying for healing and for change. #lasvegas.”

Below are somewhat graphic videos that were taken at Aldean’s concert and shared on social media. Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to the shooting in Las Vegas. More importantly, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the violence.

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