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Jason Aldean performs during a surprise pop up concert at the Music City Center on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Jason Aldean urged Americans to 'come together' after the Las Vegas shooting



Country music star Jason Aldean is urging Americans to abandon their divisions and “come together” after the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see,” he wrote Monday on Instagram. “The world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in.”

"At the end of day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women,” Aldean continued.

“We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! Time to come together and stop the hate!”

Some Twitter users on Tuesday voiced sympathy for Aldean, who was performing last Sunday when a gunman fired upon an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

Aldean additionally expressed sadness for people hurt by last weekend’s shooting, the deadliest of its kind in modern U.S. history.

“My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words I can say to take that pain away.”

Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert-goers last Sunday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 530 more from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel.

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Police who ultimately stormed Paddock’s room in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino found that 64-year-old dead inside with 23 firearms.

Authorities and family members have since struggled to explain what motivated the one-time accountant with no criminal record to commit such a massacre.

President Trump on Monday condemned the bloodshed as an “act of pure evil” before announcing he would visit Las Vegas Wednesday.

“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence and though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today and always will forever,” he said at the White House.

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