Sports world reacts to Las Vegas mass shooting

Athletes and sports teams throughout the U.S. have expressed their condolences to those affected by the horrific attack at a Las Vegas music festival late Sunday.

The worst mass shooting in U.S. history has left over 50 dead and 200 wounded after the suspect, whom police have identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired bullets on a crowd packing the Route 91 Harvest festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

“My god the videos from the shooters in Vegas. So many bullets. This is awful,” Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy tweeted early Monday.

Professional poker player Phil Hellmuth said his thoughts were with the victims and their loved ones.

“Sending prayers to the victims, and families of the victims, in Las Vegas,” Hellmuth tweeted.

The Charlotte Hornets’ Twitter account urged people to pray for the city.

“Our hearts and prayers are with all of the victims and families affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas,” the team said.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman echoed the sentiment.

“My heart cries out to the families that lost loved ones tonite in Vegas,” Coleman posted.

The list of tributes continued to grow as sports figures awoke to news of the massacre.

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Terrible news coming out of my hometown, praying for all affected by this horrific situation. My thoughts are ...
Pray for Vegas!! 🤦🏾‍♂️. What the hell is going on people!?!? My prayers sent to the heavens above for all the famil…
Heartbreaking to hear about the shooting in Vegas. Love will win. Love will win.
We are deeply saddened by today's tragic news. Las Vegas and the families affected by this tragedy are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please lord help this world. Waking up to the news in Vegas breaks my heart and soul. Senseless, may you all RIP. 🙏🏻
Vegas...We are with you!!! 🙏🏿
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, families and those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.
Prayers up for Las Vegas and everyone involved in this tragedy 🙏🏿
So sad to wake up and see what has happened in Vegas. My heart hurts so badly for the victims and families. #PrayForLasVegas
So shocked and feeling for those involved in Las Vegas .. thoughts and prayers to all those involved.. so sad...
I can't understand the state of mind of some in today's world. It's seriously sickening. My prayers go out to Las Vegas at this time.
Praying for everyone in Vegas!!
Devastated news to wake up to. My heart goes out to everybody in Las Vegas! 🙏🙏🙏
Thoughts and prayers go out to all the people involved in Vegas #Prayersforvegas

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