Among the dead is an LVMPD officer who was off-duty at the time. After several seconds, the music and onstage video production abruptly stopped as Aldean and his band ran off stage. Asking everyone to please avoid the area,” Las Vegas Police Department tweeted just before 10:40 p.m. PST. Until Sunday evening, the … However, video from the festival shared on social media captured the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history moments after it happened: Numerous witnesses posted video showing Aldean performing onstage when the sound of gunfire from an automatic weapon erupted in the distance. LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, breached the hotel room and found the suspect dead.”, LVMPD added, “The Clark County Fire Department estimated that approximately 406 people were transported to area hospitals and 50 are dead following Sunday evening’s shooting. Here’s a Detailed Breakdown of Radio Monitoring Companies, An Insanely Detailed Discussion About the Music Modernization Act, Paradise Distribution Estimates That 97% of ‘Black Box’ Royalties Can Be Resolved & Paid, Who Says Spotify Gets to Have All the Fun? Surprising Lessons from Two Successful Sync Writers, How a Movie Score Is Really Made — According to a Top Hollywood Director, Want to Get Your Music Heard? display: none !important; For those who survived, the experience was life-altering. To the many families whose lives have been changed forever by this heinous act, we offer you our prayers and our promise that we will do everything in our power to get justice for your loved ones.”, Country singer Jake Owen, who also performed at Route 91, tweeted in the aftermath, “Praying for everyone here in Vegas. }, three  +  six  =  .hide-if-no-js { FACT #1. The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. God bless you!”. Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Lady A, and Luke Bryan are among the well-known country acts that have played the three-day festival, which drew more than 22,000 daily fans during its latter iteration. “Hundreds of our citizens are now mourning the loss of a loved one… We cannot imagine their pain, we cannot fathom their loss.” Trump added he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.”. I’m heartsick for people in Nevada & across the country who woke up to this news & are worried that their family & friends are ok. Our grief isn’t enough. “Right now we believe it’s a solo act, a lone wolf attacker,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “All we can do is send our condolences to the people who died. Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity. The shooter killed himself, according to reports, bringing the body count to 59. FACT #3.
The Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay, was the scene of a shooting spree that left at least 50 and injured 400 more. “There is no reason we can imagine why Stephen would do something like this,” Eric Paddock continued. Because it matters.”, “Tonight has been beyond horrific. We are okay. Sign up for our newsletter. Various VIP packages were available ranging from $375 to $750. At least 58 people were killed and 500 wounded when a shooter opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival outside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Sunday night. Thoughts & prayers are NOT enough.

Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Those who suffered serious injuries, as well as the families of those who passed away as a result of wounds sustained during the shooting, are expected to receive more substantial compensation, with the judges also factoring for the needs of dependents, ability to work, and similar considerations. Others aren’t. It’s unclear at this time how much of the $800 million settlement will be used to cover legal fees. Send us a tip using our anonymous form. I also spoke to Las Vegas Metropolitan Sheriff Joe Lombardo today. According to the festival schedule, he was to take the stage at 9:40 p.m. Owen, Big & Rich, Kane Brown, the Josh Abbott Band, Tyler Reeve and Dee Jay Silver were slated to take the Main Stage Sunday, prior to Aldean's performance.

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There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on more than 22,000 music fans in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. According to court filings, the vast majority of the lawsuit’s participants – who hail from across the country and nations around the world, including Canada, the UK, Ireland, and even Iran – approved the $800 million settlement. Las Vegas Shooting: At Least 59 Dead at Route 91 Music Festival Over 500 people injured when shooter opens fire on country music festival from Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor. Last night’s massacre may go down as the deadliest in our nation’s history, but already this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year.”, Murphy added, “This must stop. I expressed my gratitude for the courageous work of his officers through the night and offered him the full support of the FBI, the ATF and the entire Department of Justice as he takes the lead investigating the incident. On the day of the shooting, there were 91 days left in the year. The shooter’s brother Eric Paddock, who lives in Orlando, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal Monday morning, “We have no idea how this happened. display: none !important; It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. Needless to say, the logistical hurdles associated with coordinating a case of this scope, with so many claimants, could well produce a delay. }, 8  ×  six  =  .hide-if-no-js { Jason Aldean, who was a headlining act this year, played the inaugural event along with Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley. }, The Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. “I thank the first responders for taking down the gunman and working tirelessly to treat the wounded. By. It Starts With the Winning Pitch, Spotify & Netflix: Are They Really In the Same Boat? Stephen Paddock, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, had no prior criminal record in Nevada. “Keri was a victim of the mss shooting in Las Vegas during the Route 91 Harvest music festival, and she leaves behind her husband, her babies aged; 10,4, and 2, her parents and one sister. The shooting occurred on October 1st, 2017. “We are completely devastated by the event that occurred last night,” festival organizers said in a statement. According to the festival's website, a general admission pass for the entire festival cost $210. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval tweeted, “A tragic and heinous act of violence has shaken the Nevada family. We will NOT let hate win over LOVE. Senseless violence has claimed the souls of our fans and we have little in the way of answers. FACT #5. — Our Latest Podcast, Meet Lady A, the Black Blues Singer Whose Name Got Taken by Lady Antebellum — Our Latest Podcast, Spotify Probably Owes You More Money — Here’s How to Get It (Our Latest Podcast), Meet the Artist Who Is Literally Saving His Fans’ Lives — Our Latest Podcast, How to Game the Billboard Charts (And Why You Shouldn’t) — Our Latest Podcast, Meet the Single Mom Cellist Who Makes a Living Off Her Music — Our Podcast Interview, How to Protect Yourself From the Copyright Trolls — Our Latest Podcast, Spotify, Twitch, YouTube Announced as Integrated PS5 Media Partners, YouTube Music’s ‘Save Our Stages’ Virtual Festival Raises $1.8 Million for Struggling Venues, Spotify Abruptly Shut Down SongShift’s API Access — Then SongShift’s Users Fought Back, Protective Order Issued In Juice WRLD Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, RIP Google Play Music — Google’s First Music Service Is Officially Shut Down, How to Get on Spotify Playlists — Try These 16 Proven Tips. A multijudge panel is overseeing the funds’ issuance, and the victims who participated in the suit, were physically uninjured in the shooting, and forewent seeking immediate medical attention will reportedly receive a minimum payment of $5,000. FACT #4. No one knew where to go..thank you LVPD and responders for keeping us safe.”, “We are heartbroken over the tragedy that took place at the Route 91 Harvest festival. I still don’t know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe,” Aldean wrote on Instagram after the shooting. Additionally, MGM itself will pay $49 million, with the remaining $751 million deriving from insurance policies. The acts seem to have been a big draw for attendees, who were reportedly in the tens of thousands. Police say he killed 50 in Las Vegas shooting rampage, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, more celebs react to the 'beyond horrific' shooting in Las Vegas, Trump extends sympathies to Las Vegas shooting victims on Twitter, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. The other sustained non-life threatening wounds.”.

More:Las Vegas shooting: What we know about what happened at Mandalay Bay, More:Who is Stephen Paddock? “And while we are stunned and grieving over this incomprehensible act of violence, we know that this is a moment when we must come together to prevent more tragedies like this from occurring.”. “While we will try and move forward, we will never forget this day. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren’t public policy responses to this epidemic. It’s time for Congress to get off its ass and do something.”. The event occurred 4 days before a harvest moon. I am working with the City of Las Vegas and Clark County to ensure that local officials have the resources they need to support our community and investigate these tragic events.”, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “I met with FBI Director Wray this morning. On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas opened fire on thousands of country music fans enjoying the open-air Route 91 Harvest Festival. Artist Image Is Everything — Here’s How to Build Yours on a Budget, This Is the Real Difference Between Rap and Hip Hop, “My Whole Source of Income Just Disappeared” — How Two Musicians Are Dealing With Cancelled Concerts, What Does It Take to Succeed In Songwriting?

Our prayers are with the victims and all affected by this act of cowardice.”, “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded in last night’s vicious and senseless attack outside the Mandalay Bay Resort,” Nevada senator Catherine Cortez Masto wrote in a statement. MGM Resorts also announced plans to convert the open-air field where Route 91 had taken place into a community athletic area and parking lot for the Las Vegas Raiders, who officially moved from Oakland earlier this year. Jack White Buys New Guitar for Busker to Replace Smashed One, Steve Perry: ‘My Heart Bleeds Daily to Be in Front of People And to Sing for Them’, Tekashi 6ix9ine Transforms Into a ‘Supervillain’ in New Teaser for Showtime, ‘Rolling Stone’ Doc, How to Watch UFC 254 Online: Live Stream Khabib vs. Gaethje on ESPN+, The Best Home Speakers for Room-Filling Sound, Jerry Jeff Walker, Outlaw Country Architect and ‘Mr. Aldean was performing as the shots began.

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