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Mass Shooting At Country Music Festival Claims The Lives Of At Least 59 People

Police in Las Vegas, Nevada confirmed at least 59 people have died after a mass shooting at a country music festival over the weekend.

The incident occurred overnight during the final evening of performances at the Route 91 Harvest Festival -- held across the street from the Mandalay Bay Casino.

According to NBC News, the gunman has been killed.

In addition to the 59 confirmed fatalities, more than 500 people were injured during the ordeal.

A witness at the scene described what first sounded like firecrackers, but after people began to drop to the ground -- it became evident that a gunman was shooting into the crowd.

Both Jake Owen and Luke Combs took to Twitter to let their fans know they were safe.

Clark County Nevada on Twitter

Keep us in your thoughts - its a very difficult and tragic evening for a lot of people #prayforvegas, #PrayForLasVegas #vegasshooting #vegas

Jake Owen on Twitter

Gun shots!!! Vegas. Pray to god. Love you guys. Love you Pearl.

Luke Combs on Twitter

Active shooter at @Route91Harvest in Vegas. We're safe. Love you guys.

Jason Aldean was performing on stage when the shooting first began. He dropped his guitar once he realized people were being shot.

Other details regarding the shooting remain limited at this time.

Please check back for updates as they become available.

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