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Public figures react to Las Vegas’ horrific mass shooting

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A pair of cowboy boots is shown in the street outside the concert venue after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.
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Governor Brian Sandoval (@GovSandoval) A tragic & heinous act of violence has shaken the #Nevada family. Our prayers are w/ the victims & all affected by this act of cowardice.

Celine Dion (@CelineDion) Praying for all the innocent victims and their families in Las Vegas - Céline xx... #LasVegas

Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) Devastated about the news in #Vegas and thinking of all those affected. Be strong and stay safe Gx

Mayor Carolyn Goodman (@MayorOfLasVegas) Pray for Las Vegas. Thank you to all our first responders out there now.

Senator Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) Senseless, horrifying act of violence in Las Vegas tonight. Praying for all the victims & those impacted by the tragedy.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (@CatherineForNV) Praying for all those affected by this senseless tragedy. Thank you to our first responders on the scene in Las Vegas.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt (@AdamLaxalt) Jaime & I are praying for the victims & their families, as well as our heroic police officers & first responders in #LasVegas tonight.

Carrot Top (@RealCarrotTop) So sad and horrific night here in my city #lasvegas . Prayers go out to everyone. Just got to leave after 7 hour lockdown.

The Chainsmokers (@TheChainsmokers) I can't believe what's happened. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible tragedy in our second home Las Vegas.

Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) God bless the families of those lost in Vegas. So devastating and senseless.

Representative Dina Titus (@RepDinaTitus) My heart aches for the victims, their loved ones, and our community. I am grateful for law enforcement’s swift response and the many good Samaritans whose selfless acts of bravery showcased Las Vegas’ values to the world. We are a resilient and benevolent town that will not be intimidated by acts of violence. During this difficult time, my office will be working closely with local, state, and federal partners to provide support for Southern Nevada as we heal and move forward.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (@LVCVA) We are all saddened by the events unfolding on the Strip. Our thoughts are with the victims, families and first responders.

Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) 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

MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims of last night's tragic events. We’re grateful for the immediate actions of our first responders.

Ed Helms (Co-star, The Hangover) (@EdHelms) Las Vegas, you're always close to my heart - today more than ever. Can not fathom your pain. Sending love, condolences, grace and peace.

Jimmy Kimmel (@JimmyKimmel) Love and prayers to my family and friends in Las Vegas on this terrible morning.

Imagine Dragons (@ImagineDragons) Sending our condolences and love to all those affected by the senseless shooting in Vegas. May we all spread an abundance of love today.

Cirque du Soliel (@Cirque) We are devastated by the tragic events that occurred last night in Las Vegas. For this shining city, home to hundreds of our artists and employees, a tragedy of this nature is exceptionally heartbreaking. We are sending love and light to all those affected. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies are with the victims, their loved ones and the Las Vegas community.

Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) We extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected by the tragic events that took place on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. We are grateful for our city’s brave first responders, law enforcement and medical personnel and the courage they demonstrated under unimaginable circumstances. We join in our city’s mourning and offer our full support to the people of Las Vegas to help grieve, heal and persevere.

Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) The Raiders family is shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders. The heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas.

Britney Spears (@BritneySpears) Completely heartbroken over the news this morning. Keeping the victims of last night's tragedy in Las Vegas in my prayers #PrayForLasVegas

Pia Zadora (@OfficialPiaZ) Heartbroken with today's news. This senseless act of violence is horrible. The Vegas community will stand strong. #Vegasshooting #LasVegas

Wayne Newton (@WayneNewtonMrLV) Thank you to the first responders of Las Vegas and all of the heroes who helped the victims during this horrific time. #PrayForLasVegas

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani (@Giunchigliani) Last night, tragedy struck here in our community. This senseless act of violence has taken many innocent lives and has inflicted injury on many more. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, friends, who are affected by this horrific tragedy.

I commend the work of first responders, @lvmpd, & everyone else who put their own lives on the line to save others. While we will forge ahead in the coming days and weeks with a heavy heart, our city and its peoples’ resolve is strong. We stand united together as we move forward.

Steve Sisolak (@SteveSisolak) I'm Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. We are raising funds to assist the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. I spent last night with Sheriff Lombardo at Clark County's only level-one trauma center.

Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting​. (GoFundMe)

The Mob Museum (@TheMobMuseum) The Mob Museum’s staff and volunteers grieve with the Las Vegas community today.

Neon Museum (@NeonMuseum) Thank you all for the love and support. Our hearts are broken for the victims and their loved ones. #LasVegas #VegasStrong

Carlos Santana (@SantanaCarlos) To everyone that lost loved ones, we stand with you. To those of you who are wounded and hurt, we stand by you. Our heart is in shock. Our minds are filled with questions. Why? Why allow weapons of mass destruction to be sold to civilians? The laws need to be changed to prevent this from ever happening again. Brutality is pure ignorance. Compassion is the highest quality of pristine divinity. My heart goes out to all of those affected by this senseless tragedy. We all need to come together at this time and be "one." We send our collective prayers, light and love to the families and the wounded. Love, respect & admiration, Carlos Santana

J.K. Rowling (@JK_Rowling) Just emerged from a fictional world to news of more horror. Thinking of everyone affected by the terrible events in #LasVegas.

Stephen King (@StephenKing) Condolences to all of those scarred by the violence in Las Vegas last night. We are with you.

Paint This Desert (@PaintThisDesert) Las Vegas is showing the spirit of a small town.

Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) Stunned 2 hear of attack at #MandalayBay yesterday, my thoughts & prayers r with those affected in NV…#lasvegasshooting

Giada De Laurentiis (@GDeLaurentiis) Heartbroken... praying for Las Vegas.

Kris Bryant [Third baseman, Chicago Cubs] (@KrisBryant_23) Heartbroken to see what has happened in my hometown. Grateful that my family & friends are safe. Thoughts and prayers to all those affected.

Bryce Harper [Right fielder, Washington Nationals] (@BHarper3407) The pride of Vegas runs deep when you are born and raised in such a great town. I can't fathom the horrific event that has taken place! ... My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have been affected by this and to all the people that have lost their lives way too soon! Las Vegas I love you and stand with you.

Cher (@Cher) Oh lord… woke to Vegas Massacre. My heart goes out to Relatives & Friends of wounded & Departed Music is meant 2 bring Joy. SO SORRY

Elton John (@EltonOfficial) Tweeted the hashtag #LasVegas with an image of Mandalay Bay and the Strip, which displayed the following quote: “Las Vegas is like a second home to me. I’m utterly devastated by the tragedy of last night’s shooting. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of everyone affected by this horrific act. And I am praying for a more peaceful and tolerant world."

Taylor Swift (@TaylorSwift13) There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.

Win Butler [Frontman, Arcade Fire] (@DJWindows98) Hope our show at Mandalay Bay goes on as planned. Want to commune with the people in Vegas. These guns are made to do exactly what was done.

The Killers (@TheKillers) We've got heavy hearts. We love you, Las Vegas.

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