Las Vegas Shooting, 2017

Police officers stand along the Las Vegas Strip the Mandalay Bay resort and casino during a shooting near the casino Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

AP Photo/John Locher

The country superstar was on stage when attack began

Jason Aldean, who was on stage at Route 91 Harvest Festival, when a shooting attack began, took to Instagram to send a message. 

The assailant, reportedly firing from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, began shooting at 10:08 p.m. toward the end of Aldean's performance as he was performing "When She Says Baby." Aldean was the closing act at the 3-day festival that also included performances by Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Big & Rich and drew up to 30,000 people.

According to the Las Vegas Police Department, as the story continues to develop, more than 400 people were injured and at least 50 are dead.

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