3:48 p.m. UPDATE:
Josh Abbott Band lead guitarist Caleb Keeter has tweeted in favor of stricter gun control laws after his evacuation from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night.
“I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life,” the posted note within the tweet starts. “Until the events of last night, I cannot express how wrong I was.”
Read Keeter’s full remarks below.
Earlier Monday: Texas country singer Josh Abbott tweeted asking for prayers before he was evacuated during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night.
According to Abbott’s tweets, he was evacuated from the Mandalay Bay resort, from where police say Stephen Paddock, whom authorities have identified as the suspected gunman, opened fire, killing at least 50 festgoers. That would make it the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, the Associated Press reports.
Abbott said in his second tweet that his fiancée was still in a room at the hotel but was safe.
Photos from the scene: At least 50 people killed in mass shooting at country music festival in Las Vegas
Abbott played the festival earlier in the day Sunday. Jason Aldean, who was on stage at the time of the shooting, was the closing act.