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Jason Aldean Asks America to ‘Come Together and Stop the Hate’ After Vegas Shooting

Jason Aldean has released an emotional statement on the Las Vegas massacre at the Route 91 Harvest music festival this weekend.

Aldean was performing on stage Sunday night when the first shots rang out and derailed the show. Last night, the country music star wrote on Instagram that he’s still coming to terms with the tragedy, and also called for national unity.

Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont 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. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its 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, 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. 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. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas

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“Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in…My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. 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.”

As he extended sympathies to those killed and injured during the rampage, Aldean talked about how he couldn’t fathom the shooter’s motivations. Aldean concluded his statement by saying “Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas.”

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