Someone shot into a crowd of 30,000 people at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas near the Mandalay Bay casino last night. It happened just after 10:00 p.m. local time.
Over 50 people are dead, and there were more than 200 wounded, which makes it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
JASON ALDEAN was performing when his set was interrupted by the sound of automated gunfire and he ran off the stage.
(It was the end of a three-day country music festival called Route 91 Harvest held in an open area called Las Vegas Village that's across from the Mandalay Bay Casino and the Luxor.)
There were several long bursts of gunfire, with long pauses in between while the shooter was reloading. The shots came from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. The SWAT team had to use explosives to breach the room and take him out.
The suspect was killed by that SWAT team. He was a 64-year-old local resident named Stephen Paddock.
The cops have his female companion in custody, a woman named Marilou Danley.
Jason Aldean posted a statement to confirm he's okay. Quote, "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.
"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"
Most of the country stars on hand have checked in to let everyone know they're OK and give their perspective:
Jake Owen: "Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others aren't. Please pray."
Chris Young: "I'm not gonna say anything else other than I'm lucky to be alive. As are many others...and so many people are gone... This is heartbreaking."
Big & Rich: "Everyone in the B&R camp is ok thoughts and prayers to everyone in vegas at #Route91."
Josh Abbott: "Everyone in JAB is accounted for. They evacuated us from Mandalay. My fiancée is still in room. They won't let me in but she's safe."
Luke Combs: "Me, the band, and crew are all safe. Been a long night, gonna try to get some sleep. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers."
Dylan Scott: "Prayers to everyone at @Route91Harvest in Las Vegas. We are ok, had literally just left for the airport. What is wrong with this world!!"
Kane Brown: This world is sick."
Tyler Reeve: "Really no words. Will never understand how people can do these things. Keep these people in your prayers... #vegas"