On Sunday night, as hundreds of festival-goers gathered to watch country singer Jason Aldean perform at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire. From his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino, the 64-year-old shooter fired a fully automatic weapon into the crowd, leaving 50 people dead and over 400 wounded.
America – and the world – is still trying to make sense of this senseless tragedy. The festival was meant to be a weekend of fun; friends and families had come together to watch some of their favorite musicians perform.
As the world grieves and the loved one of the victims mourn, one of the performers has come out with a bold message of hope for his fans.
Jake Owen, who had taken the stage earlier that night and was watching Aldean perform when the shooting happened, recalled the moment he realized what was happening.