Josh Abbott Band Was in Las Vegas During Deadly Mass Shooting
Lubbock country singer Josh Abbott, his bandmates and his fiancee are all safe following the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that has claimed more than 50 lives.
Josh Abbott Band was in Las Vegas this weekend as part of the Route 91 Harvest Festival lineup. The band performed on the main stage.
According to the singer, authorities evacuated them from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino -- the same location that 64-year-old Stephen Paddock used to carry out a shooting that has claimed more than 50 lives and injured more than 400 others.
Abbott hasn't updated his Twitter since just before 1 a.m. His fiancee, Taylor, was apparently not evacuated along with the band, but she is safe, he said. The couple got engaged this past July and have a baby together.
Just after midnight, Abbott had tweeted that there was an active shooter near the band.
We'll update this story with more information as it's available.