At least 59 people were killed while over 500 others were hurt after a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Numerous videos of the attack showed terrified survivors scampering for safety while gunfire sporadically rang in the air.
Authorities found the gunman dead with what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound inside his hotel room. He was later identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, a local from Nevada. An investigation is ongoing to determine Paddock’s motive.
Following the attacks, US President Donald Trump, along with many others, condemned the incident.
Meanwhile, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York went dark in solidarity with the victims.
Comedian Conan O’Brien for his part took a short break from cracking jokes on his late night show to address the Las Vegas attacks. He also reflected on how terrorism has become so rampant through the years.
On social media, celebrities and personalities from all walks of life shared one voice in sending their love and prayers for the victims of the tragic incident.