After a mass shooting in Las Vegas left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured during a country music festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, the world is in mourning. The gunman, identified by police as Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire during Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from a hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino. He was found dead on the 32nd floor of the hotel.
It’s a harrowing tragedy that gives heavy pause to the artists, managers, and executives in the electronic dance world who have come to call Las Vegas a second home. Many have shared their fears, thoughts, and condolences with the friends and families of those affected.
God bless the families of those lost in Vegas. So devastating and senseless
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) October 2, 2017
I am so shocked about what happened last night. My thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims, first responders, and people of Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/LjW0EU38wL
— Tiësto (@tiesto) October 2, 2017
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) October 2, 2017
I can’t believe what’s happened. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible tragedy in our second home Las Vegas.
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) October 2, 2017
No tonight’s show is cancelled please stay in your rooms or homes. Praying for everyone —- love u all https://t.co/IOhjOXPLWi
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) October 2, 2017
So much hate in the world at the moment…
Absolutely disgusting to read about what happened in Vegas.
Thoughts to everyone involved.
— Zedd (@Zedd) October 2, 2017
I’m in the middle of this fucking nightmare right now. This shit is so real. We are getting out to somewhere safe. Everyone get out of area
— Jauz (@Jauzofficial) October 2, 2017
I’m speechless… prayers out to everyone in Vegas
— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) October 2, 2017
— Kolony Out Now (@steveaoki) October 2, 2017
My heart and prayers go out to all those affected right now. Still processing what just happened right here in my city. We all are and I know there’s a lot of you out there that want to help. One of the best ways if you’re here in Vegas is to go to unitedbloodservices.org and donate blood. They are running out!! This is coming from my friend @beardofvegas CEO of St Rose San Martin hospital. For those of you that want to help that aren’t from here I’ll post up more soon as I get it. United Blood Services at 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 228-4483 is opening shortly to take blood donations in response to Las Vegas shooting. If you’re able and awake, please consider going to donate now or sometime later today. All blood types are needed, hospitals are running low. **Please copy/repost. #prayforvegas
Can’t believe the news today. Las Vegas is like a second home to me. Sending my thoughts and love to the affected ones.
— Alesso (@Alesso) October 2, 2017
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) October 2, 2017
wishing peace to you and your family —-??–??
— Bassnectar (@bassnectar) October 2, 2017
So disturbed to hear about the act of terrorism & loss of lives that happened in a place where so many ppl have beautiful memories in #LV
— KREWELLA (@Krewella) October 2, 2017
Thoughts & prayers aren’t enough. Gun policy in the US needs to be addressed ASAP. This can’t wait anymore.
— KREWELLA (@Krewella) October 2, 2017
Passed out at like 9pm tonight but just woke up with a weird feeling. Now seeing all this insanity in Vegas. So incredibly sad..
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) October 2, 2017
Thoughts are with Vegas right now. Unreal
— BURY OUT NOW (@partyfavormusic) October 2, 2017
The Las Vegas shooting is awful —
— Almost Nicky Romero (@ImSoNickyRomero) October 2, 2017
You only hunt one kinda game with automatic weapons, where is the line with the guns America ?
— ?†? (@killthenoise) October 2, 2017
Just heard the terrible news about the shooting in Las Vegas. Totally in shock. #PrayingForVegas
— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) October 2, 2017
Prayers for those in Vegas —
— Cheat Codes (@CheatCodesMusic) October 2, 2017
Praying for Vegas
— FOR THE PUSSY (@Borgore) October 2, 2017
thoughts and prayers are with everyone in vegas rn. stay safe out there.
— Cash Cash (@cashcash) October 2, 2017
Distressing to hear the news out of Vegas, a city that’s been so supportive of us over the years. In all of our thoughts today.
— Above & Beyond (@aboveandbeyond) October 2, 2017
Vegas you are in our hearts today. You’ve been so good to us that its difficult reading about what happened yesterday.
MORE LOVE. LESS HATE
— Dada Life (@dadalife) October 2, 2017
I’ve been a resident DJ at Mandalay Bay for 3 years, and could never picture anything like this happening. Missed it by 1 day
— Morgan Page (@morganpage) October 2, 2017
Praying for Vegas.. —-?? pic.twitter.com/dU6X2aTk9r
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) October 2, 2017
what the fuck —-my heart goes out to vegas right now. this shit is so scary. why 🙁 https://t.co/kA0oZR6ejM
— meej (@hi_mija) October 2, 2017
Felix Da Housecat
Praying 4 the families and those affected… in Vegas. A terrorist is a terrorist no sugar coating(media). Love is the answer.
— Felix Da Housecat (@TheeRealFDHC) October 2, 2017
Sending lots of ?? to Las Vegas! Our hearts go out to the people and families effected by these terrible tragedies. Our hearts are broken 🙁
— BIG GIGANTIC (@BigGigantic) October 2, 2017
Just woke up and heard about everything that happenned yesterday…
— SLUGGTOPIAN (@snailmusic) October 2, 2017
This world is sick.
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) October 2, 2017
— ARTY (@arty_music) October 2, 2017
LV Blood donating adresses pic.twitter.com/EYJaHIiABs
— Afrojack (@afrojack) October 2, 2017
— moby X?X (@thelittleidiot) October 2, 2017
Devastated by the Vegas news
— Cannibal Aux (@atrak) October 2, 2017
i am pained to know that festival goers consisting of children, brothers, sisters, friends, parents were punished for happily existing.
— T?O?K?iM?O?N?S?T?A? (@TOKiMONSTA) October 2, 2017
Terrorism doesn’t have a color.
— Phantoms (@phantoms) October 2, 2017
i’m so deeply saddened by the news about Vegas. my heart goes out to Vegas and everyone affected. ??
— AC Slater (@djacslater) October 2, 2017
CALL. IT. A. TERRORIST. ATTACK.
— The Knocks (@theknocks) October 2, 2017
My heart is going out to anyone in Las Vegas right now this is awful. Absolutely heartbreaking.
— Alison Wonderland (@awonderland) October 2, 2017
Stop the violence pic.twitter.com/g29nXyDMTh
— FUNK DOCS (@Chromeo) October 2, 2017
— Malaa (@Malaamusic) October 2, 2017
— R?ZZ (@OfficialRezz) October 2, 2017
it’s time to do something about it. pic.twitter.com/7qr4lvQIDY
— Genesis (@Swizzymack) October 2, 2017
We are really mad about the news of the shooting in las vegas! Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in this tragedy….
— Firebeatz (@Firebeatz) October 2, 2017
Sending love to Vegas. Shocked at all the madness in the world right now.
— Bonobo (@si_bonobo) October 2, 2017
I’m safe in Vegas. Thank you for everyone that reached out. My prayers are with everyone effected by this tragic event.
— BORGEOUS (@BorgeousMusic) October 2, 2017
— ILLENIUM (@ILLENIUMMUSIC) October 2, 2017
wish i could find the right words to say how i feel but i cant… love x
— San Holo (@sanholobeats) October 2, 2017
Still can’t get over what happened in Vegas. My thoughts are with everyone involved.
— Dannic (@dannic) October 2, 2017
Pray for Las Vegas ??
— DZEKO (@Dzekomusic) October 2, 2017
Our hearts are with those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas –?? pic.twitter.com/wlI3USKUOb
— OWSLA (@OWSLA) October 2, 2017
When will the madness stop — pic.twitter.com/fYY9hDUzwR
— Moe Shalizi (@shalizi) October 2, 2017
Hakkasan Las Vegas
— Hakkasan Las Vegas (@HakkasanLV) October 2, 2017
— Live Nation (@LiveNation) October 2, 2017
EDC Las Vegas
Our heart is with Las Vegas. ??
— EDC (@EDC_LasVegas) October 2, 2017
las vegas is not only vital to the entire music industry – it is a city fundamental to american culture. our thoughts are with you.
— MAD DECENT (@maddecent) October 2, 2017
Dim Mak Records
Today our hearts and prayers are with Las Vegas. ??–
— DIM MAK (@dimmak) October 2, 2017