Bullets 'Ricocheting Off the Stage': Country Star Jake Owen Describes Las Vegas Shooting
Country music star Jake Owen was only 50 feet from Jason Aldean, who was performing at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire.
"You could hear it ricocheting off of the top of the stage," Owen told "Fox & Friends First" early Monday morning.
"That's when I noticed people literally being shot."
The shooter, Stephen Paddock, 64, killed 50 and injured more than 200 at the packed concert venue in what is now the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
He opened fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before fatally shooting himself when officers arrived.
"It's kind of a bad movie," Owen said.
"There was definitely people in the street covered in blood," the singer remembered. "You couldn't tell where it was coming from."
Owen remarked it was a miracle even more people were not injured given the estimated crowd size of at least 20,000.
He also praised law enforcement's response to the horror, saying they don't get enough credit and deserve a "huge pat on the back."
"We put on concerts to take people away, you know, from kind of the day to day life and bring them to a happy place," the singer said.
"This isn't what America is supposed to be like. We gotta fix this."