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Country Star Jason Aldean Cancels Tour Dates After Shooting

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    Jason Aldean Cancels San Diego Show After Las Vegas Shooting

    Country singer Jason Aldean canceled his upcoming show in San Diego after the Las Vegas mass shooting. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017)

    After a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas while Jason Aldean was performing, the singer canceled his upcoming show in San Diego, Los Angeles and Anaheim.

    In a statement, the singer said he decided to cancel the upcoming weekend shows "out of respect for the victims, their families, and our fans."

    Anyone who purchased tickets for those shows can get their refunds from where they bought tickets.

    The shows will resume next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Oct. 12.

    The statement also read, in part:

    "Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through this together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do--play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can't play this weekend and I'm sorry if anyone is disappointed."

    Aldean was onstage Sunday night when gunman Stephen Paddock began shooting at concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino nearby. More than 500 people were injured and 58 were killed including the shooter.

    At least 45 people remain in critical condition.

    At this time, the motive for the horrific mass shooting is not known.

    In a message posted to his Instagram account on Monday night, Aldean said he's praying for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting saying his "heart aches."

    "I truly don't understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in," his post read, in part.

     

    Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. 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 to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas

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    The singer issued a rallying cry for Americans to unite and "stand together as one!"