#PrayForVegas: Support Pours Out On Social Media For Route 91 Harvest Shooting Victims
Sunday night (Oct. 1) resulted in what we now know to be the largest mass shooting in U.S. history that killed more than 50 victims and injured at least 400. Country singer Jason Aldean was on stage as the headliner for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino across the street.
Details continue to emerge this morning (Oct. 2) surrounding the shooter, who has been identified and confirmed to be dead.
BREAKING: Police: Las Vegas shooter killed himself prior to their entry into his hotel room.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 2, 2017
Police say shooter has been in this MGM hotel room since September 28th.— Katie Hinman (@khinman) October 2, 2017
As victims receive help and those who fortunately made it out of the festival grounds safely, social media users began using the hashtag #PrayForVegas to express their grief and devastation over the tragic events that occurred. Take a look at some of the heartfelt posts below.
We were devastated to wake up to this horrific news. To the victims, their friends & their families, our hearts go out to you #prayforvegas— River Town Saints (@RiverTownSaints) October 2, 2017
What happened in Las Vegas has me stunned. RIP to all those innocent lives that were taken last night #PrayForVegas ------❤️— Dante D'Angelo (@itsdantedangelo) October 2, 2017
You can’t even be safe at concerts anymore. I’m slowly starting to rethink about going to them. It’s only getting worse #PrayForVegas— Dante D'Angelo (@itsdantedangelo) October 2, 2017
Praying for the victims and their families. It's a scary world we live in. Try to make it less scary today- be kind. #prayforvegas— Courtney Taylor (@cstaylor23) October 2, 2017
Sad that my daughter has to grow up in this world full of hate .....#prayforvegas— Egyptian God (@Illest_Bound) October 2, 2017
My heart is so heavy. I pray for all involved in Vegas. But even more I pray that we use this as an opportunity to love harder and stop the hate. How can we make this better? It’s starts with love. So smile, hug, encourage, hold the door open, serve others today and every day. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.“ ----#bethechange #prayforvegas #lovebigger