Along with a photo card with text summing up what happened, the casino tweeted, “Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims of last night’s tragic events. We’re grateful for the immediate actions of our first responders.”
The “nonstop gunfire,” according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and fleeing for their lives. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms and flights headed into the McCarran International Airport were held elsewhere.
The shooting erupted during Jason Aldean’s set during the festival, a three-day event which featured major stars including Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Michael Ray, and Lauren Alaina. Aldean was closing out the festival on Sunday night, and continued to play until it was apparent what was actually happening, and then he reportedly dropped his guitar and took cover.