Celebrities have sent messages of support to the people of Las Vegas after the horrific shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Monday, that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.
Taking to social media, Taylor Swift and Rihanna have paid tribute to the victims and their families, while the likes of Blake Lively have called for tighter gun laws after what has now been the worst mass shooting in US history.
"There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families," wrote singer Taylor Swift on Twitter.
Meanwhile actress Blake Lively wrote on Instagram: "GUN VIOLENCE IS PREVENTABLE. We can pray, but we can ALSO enact change! Text ACT to 64433 to join the voices working to end gun violence. @everytown Our hearts are with everyone touched by this terrible tragedy".
Australian model Lara Worthington shared a photo splashed with the message, "Books, not guns. Culture, not violence", and captioned the post by simply writing, "Well said".
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 2017
Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 2, 2017
I can’t wrap my head around the atrocity in Vegas. Sending my heart and deepest regrets to the families and friends affected. #prayforvegas— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 2, 2017
Sensible gun control NOW.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2017
Woke up to such horrible news. We are praying for the victims and their families. May the Lord bring some comfort to them.— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) October 2, 2017
Woke up to the heartbreaking news from Las Vegas, my thoughts are with everyone and their families. Love. H— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) October 2, 2017
On Sunday night Stephen Craig Paddock left the world and his family in shock after the 64-year-old sowed terror on the Vegas strip, killing dozens and injuring a further 527 people at a country music festival.
Concertgoers never stood a chance when Paddock perched himself out the window of the 32nd floor inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel with at least ten high powered weapons at his disposal.