Country musicians and other entertainment industry affiliates woke up Monday morning to news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Sunday night a gunman opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Police named Stephen Paddock, 64, as the gunman, and said that the Mesquite, Nev., resident was now dead by his own hand. A motive for the attack remains unclear.
Celebrities quickly took to social media to react to the tragic event.
“There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families,” Taylor Swift tweeted.
“Woke up to such horrible news,” Carrie Underwood wrote. “We are praying for the victims and their families. May the Lord bring some comfort to them.”