Athletes and teams throughout the sports world expressed their condolences over the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured.
A gunman identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire late Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on a crowd of 22,000 gathered for an outdoor country music concert. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
As the bullets were unleashed, concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. As police entered the room, Paddock killed himself and at least 10 rifles were found in the room, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
The Vegas Golden Knights organization issued a statement regarding the tragic events.
"We extend our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected by the tragic events that took place on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night," the NHL team statement read. "We are grateful for our city's brave first responders, law enforcement and medical personnel and the courage they demonstrated under unimaginable circumstances. We join in our city's mourning and offer our full support to the people of Las Vegas to help grieve, heal and persevere."
The Oakland Raiders also put out a statement about their future home.
"The Raiders family is shocked and saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders. The heart of the Raider Nation goes out to Las Vegas."
President Donald Trump used a solemn address from the White House on Monday, calling the massacre an "act of pure evil."
"We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss," Trump said. "In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope."
Harper: "The pride of Vegas runs deep when you are born and raised in such a great town. I can't fathom the horrific event that has taken place! ...My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have been affected by this and to all the people that have lost their lives way too soon! Las Vegas I love you and stand with you."
...My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have been affected by this and to all the people that have lost their lives way too soon! Las Vegas I love you and stand with you🙌🏻— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) October 2, 2017
Busch: "Devastated to hear of the senseless tragedy in my hometown. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you."
Devastated to hear of the senseless tragedy in my hometown. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 🙏🏻 #prayforvegas— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) October 2, 2017
Murray: "Terrible news coming out of my hometown, praying for all affected by this horrific situation. My thoughts are with the victims and their families."
Terrible news coming out of my hometown, praying for all affected by this horrific situation. My thoughts are ... https://t.co/QQqnEqvqHe— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) October 2, 2017
UNLV men's hockey assistant coach Nick Robone was a victim in the shooting. The team said Robone is out of surgery and in the intensive care unit.
Several athletes, including British tennis player Laura Robson, were on the strip Sunday night, according to ESPN. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin was at the concert and tweeted that he is safe, while 2016 Olympic pole vault silver medalist Sandi Morris shared her experience staying at a hotel near the shooting.
"I sat in lock down at the @bluemangroup show for 5 hours, then walked to my hotel through a ghost town Vegas. Heart goes out to all victims," Morris tweeted, along with a tearful video mesasge.
Athletes and professional teams sent their thoughts and prayers to the numerous victims via Twitter:
LeBron James: "Pray for Vegas!! What the hell is going on people!?!? My prayers sent to the heavens above for all the families."
Pray for Vegas!! 🤦🏾♂️. What the hell is going on people!?!? My prayers sent to the heavens above for all the families 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/wDpwZ7g4Pz— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 2, 2017
Arizona Cardinals: "As we wake up to the horrific news out of Las Vegas, our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones. #PrayForLasVegas."
Pittsburgh Penguins: "Our hearts are with each and every person impacted by the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all."
Pittsburgh Steelers: "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas. #PrayForVegas."
Chicago Cubs: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic shooting in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families."
New England Patriots: "Our hearts are with everyone affected by last night's tragedy in Las Vegas. Sending our thoughts & prayers to the victims & their families."
Chris Paul: "My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific incident. #PrayForVegas."
Mark Cuban: "Prayers to those impacted by the tragedy in Las Vegas. We share the pain of those who lost loved ones and offer hope to those recovering."
Carli Lloyd: "Waking up to news like this in Vegas is absolutely disgusting. Cannot believe what is happening in this country and world."