Jason Aldean urges Americans to “come together and stop the hate” after Vegas shooting.

Jason Aldean was performing onstage on Sunday night (Oct. 1) at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on the crowd killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 500 others. About 24 hours after the tragedy, Aldean posted his thoughts to Instagram. Here’s what he has to say:

“Over the last 24 hours, I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, anger, heartache, compassion and many others,” Aldean writes. “I truely [sic] don’t understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see.”

Aldean, who has two daughters already and a son on the way, admits that he’s becoming scared of raising children in the type of world where something like the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting could take place. “At the end of the day,” he notes, “we are all humans, and we are all Americans, and it’s time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE!”

“That is the only way we will ever get this country to be better than it has ever been,” he adds, “but we have a long way to go, and we have to start now.”

“My heart aches for the victims and their families of this senseless act,” Aldean writes near the end of his post. “I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now, and there are no words I can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together.”

(Source: The Boot)

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