Country music star Jason Aldean took to social media to say he and his crew are safe after a gunman killed 58 people, including two Canadians at an outdoor concert Sunday in Las Vegas.
Aldean was in the middle of his performance when the bullets rained down on the crowd. He posted on Instagram hours later, calling the shooting “beyond horrific.”
Las Vegas Police have said there are “in excess of 58 dead” and more than 500 injured after a mass shooting at a music festival.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo also confirmed the main suspect in the attack, the deadliest shooting in US history, was 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.
Clark County’s sheriff says officers confronted the suspect on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street from the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.
Authorities say the man is dead, they believe he killed himself inside the hotel room where he fired the shots.
SASKATCHEWAN RESIDENTS AT THE EVENT
Reg and Elaine Wilke were back stage at the US 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas just as Jason Aldean was performing – moments before the gunshot rang out.
The couple had posted a photo from the backstage area not knowing seconds later shots would be fired. Red is an announcer at Radio station CJTR in Regina.
After dozens and dozens of posts online, the two posted an update as to their condition:
There were also several residents from Weyburn in Las Vegas.
According to Discover Weyburn.com, Todd Lawrence was at the concert with his wife Elan, along with Weyburn’s Jerry and Theresa LaFoy, Darren Larson and Kerri Robins.
Lawrence says when the shooting started, he was separated from the rest of the group, as he went to the restroom.
He said they were able to stay in touch with their phones until they were reunited.
After the shooting ended, the group was taken to a secure area, and after a few hours, to their hotel room.