It was a 3 day country music festival in Las Vegas that drew thousands from all over.
The first two days included performances from major country acts like Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Maren Morris and more.
Sunday night's lineup included Jake Owen, Big & Rich, and Jason Aldean. Until Jason Aldean performed the night was going as planned, but then this happened....
The suspect was on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel and opened fire on the concert goers across the street. As it stands right now the shooter has been "neutralized" and police are reporting that over 50 people have been killed, over 400 injured. The shooter is said to be a "lone wolf" and it is still unclear what his beliefs were. His name is Stephen Paddock, and was 64 years old, reports are that he took his own life. About an hour ago there was a press conference...
The first Press Conference
The second Press Conference
If you have family or friends in Vegas for this event and want to see if they are safe, this is the phone number to call...
Jason Aldean checked on on his Instagram to let people know he was ok
Jason's wife Brit who is a Charlotte native and is only a few months away from giving birth to the couple's first child was also there and have checked in as safe.
John Rich of Big & Rich had played the stage just hours before the shooting began.
More video from the scene, this was a horrific tragedy. You can see in the first video that some didn't even think it was gunshots, that it was just a firecracker!
This video was obviously taken before the shooter was taken down.
Responders were using everything and anything to help injured people get to safety as you can see in this video below. Please be aware this is graphic and has adult language....
This woman is believed to have been a companion of the now deceased suspect and is a Person Of Interest that the police now have in custody and are asking questions.
UPDATE: She has been questioned and that the police do NOT believe she was involved.