The Chainsmokers took to social media to share their feelings in the wake of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured on Sunday. The gunmen, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on attendees of country music’s Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino. He was later found dead by police.
The dance production duo has found a second home in Vegas, with members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall in the area when the shooting occurred, saying the news left them “totally devastated.”
“Festivals are supposed to be fun safe places,” The Chainsmokers wrote in an Instagram post. “The only solace at this moment is reading about the stories of bravery certain individuals showed to one another while the chaos transpired and reading about the incredible response of people around the country donating blood and helping in any way they can.”
The duo also called for a change in policy in the hopes that stricter gun laws in the United States might help keep another tragedy like this from happening. Read the full post below.
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