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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered digitally) Recording artist Jason Aldean performs during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival at the MGM Resorts Village on October 5, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Late last night a shooting erupted at a three-day country music festival in Las Vegas.

According to ABC News, at least 59 people have been killed and more than five hundred people were injured while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History.

Las Vegas police have confirmed the suspect, Stephen Paddock, has been killed. He was located on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel.

Jason Aldean was performing on stage when the incident occurred. He was the last performer of the evening.

As it became evident that people were being shot, Aldean dropped his guitar and ran for cover.

Immediately following the incident, country stars took to social media to express their shock.

Here are their reactions:

Please continue to pray for everyone affected by this tragic event.

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