Two years have passed since a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others. Though time has gone by, the tragic memories from that day still linger, especially with those who witnessed the horrific scene.
Jason Aldean, who was on stage performing when the gunman opened fire from a window at the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, says the tragedy remains on his mind daily. The singer took to social media Tuesday (Oct.1) to share a message to those who also experienced the Route 91 tragedy.
“This will always be a tough day for us,” Aldean wrote. “Not a day goes by that we don’t think about our @route91harvest family.”
His wife, Brittany, who was pregnant with their first child at the time of the shooting, also took to social media to share her thoughts on the second anniversary of the shooting, writing, “This day will always be a tragic memory. Always in our thoughts and prayers #route91family.”
In the days after the shooting, Jason and Brittany returned to Las Vegas to visit a number of victims at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He also paid tribute to them by performing “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Saturday Night Live just days after the shooting.
The Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.