The Route 91 Harvest Festival, a large outdoor country music concert, was taking place with singer Jason Aldean on stage when the shooting began. The singer posted his condolences on Instagram and confirmed that he and his crew were safe. "Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don't know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate," Aldean wrote on the social media site.Thousands of panicked people fled the scene, in some cases trampling one another as law enforcement officers scrambled to locate and kill the gunman. Shocked concertgoers, some with blood on their clothes, wandered the streets after the attack
Our condolences go out to the families who lost loved ones tonight. Thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this tragedy.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
Police have released a photo of Paddock's companion, Marilou Danley. She was located and is in police custody for questioning. Lombardo gave no details of whether she was suspected of involvement in the attack but described her as an "associate."
Confirming that one suspect is down. This is an active investigation. Again, please do not head down to the Strip at this time.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
Police have also located two cars that belonged to the suspect.Trump had earlier responded to the mass shooting on Twitter, saying: "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!"
Marilou Danley is being sought for questioning re the investigation into the active shooter incident. If seen please call 9-1-1! pic.twitter.com/Z83XvcHejH— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017
Trump had planned a trip to Puerto Rico on Tuesday to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria. Flights in and out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas have been temporarily halted, according to the airport's Twitter account.Israeli Channel 2 reported that according to the Foreign Ministry 12 citizens have yet to contact the Israeli consulate in Las-Vegas to verify that they are unhurt. The Foreign Ministry tweeted that its prayers are with the victims and their families.
My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2017
Israel's Consul General in Los Angeles, Sam Grundwerg, told the Jerusalem Post there is no reports of Israelis harmed or directly affected by the attack in Las Vegas.However, the consulate, which is in charge of the entire southwestern United States including Las Vegas, sent during the night a team to locate seven Israelis who didn't contact their families."There are Israelis we are still waiting to [make] contact, that does not necessarily mean that they are in danger or there is concern about them, but we are working in every way to reach them in the hope that we will be able to confirm soon they are safe," Grundwerg said. Asked whether there were special instructions for Israeli officials or the Jewish community in the southwestern US, Grundwerg said that "although the motive of the shooter is not yet clear, [and] because this does not appear to be aimed at Jewish or Israeli targets, there is no reason for special instructions. At the moment all our efforts are aimed to contact the Israelis in Las Vegas".Betty Rockaway, one of Israel's first supermodels who later started her own agency, posted on Facebook that she was inside the casino and trapped when the shooting began. "I'm at the Michael Jackson: ONE show and there's shooting outside," Rockaway wrote. "The show has stopped and we're shut inside the hall - nobody can come in or out." Rockaway concluded her post with a prayer. Later replying to a comment, she said a friend of hers was gambling on the casino floor when the shooting began and ran to hide in one of the stores. Las Vegas's casinos, nightclubs and shopping draw some 3.5 million visitors from around the world each year and the area was packed with visitors when the shooting broke out shortly after 10 p.m. local time.Amy Spiro and Yair Ettinger contributed to this report.
Our prayers are with the victims of the #LasVegasShooting and their families. Love and Solidarity from Israel— Israel ישראל (@Israel) October 2, 2017