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Taylor Swift, Rihanna and more react to Las Vegas massacre

A bevy of musicians, actors and other stars shared their heartbreak and offered their condolences to victims and their families after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian were among the public figures who took to social media after a gunmen opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 50 people and injuring over 400 more.

“There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families,” Swift wrote in a tweet Monday morning.

Another singer, Mariah Carey, expressed her devastation as well.

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“Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas,” she tweeted. “My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone’s safety.”

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Country star Jason Aldean was performing at the outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas strip when the gunman began shooting into the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The shooter, Stephen Paddock, was found dead in his hotel room by the time police arrived.

Aldean called the night “beyond horrific” in an Instagram post shortly after the attack.

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“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight,” he wrote. “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 was the final performer of the festival, which ran for three days over the weekend. The act before him, Jake Owen, was still near the stage when the gunfire began.

“I feel so bad for these people. … So many people were here to have a great time,” he told CNN in a Monday-morning interview. “That’s what we’re here to do for them, and they lost their lives.”

More celebrity social media posts can be found below:

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