LeBron James
NBA superstar LeBron James, among others, took to social media and morned victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. James is pictured on Sept. 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Getty Images

In response to Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting, NBA superstar LeBron James and other athletes took to social media and mourned victims. Assailant Stephen Paddock killed at least 50 people and injured more than 500, making it the deadliest attack on U.S. soil in modern history. Paddcock was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in his hotel room, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County said.

The news shocked the public and many took to Twitter and mourned the tragic event, including prominent athletes in the sports world. James, along with members of the Cleveland Cavaliers, sent their thoughts and prayers Monday to families of the victims who died during what's being described as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

"Pray for Vegas," James tweeted. "What the hell is going on people?!?! My prayers sent to the heavens above for all the families."

James wasn't the only one to mourn the victims. Other athletes took to Twitter to share their grief. Some of their messages have been shared below:

"Prayers up for the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting, #PrayForVegas" Cavs point guard Isaiah Thomas said.

"My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this horrific incident. #PrayForVegas," Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul wrote.

Athletes like former MLB pitcher Mike Timlin were among those who escaped unharmed during the country music festival shooting.

"Was at the #route91harvest please pray for all who have been wounded. All my group is ok. #Godisalmighty," Timlin wrote.

British tennis star Laura Robson, who attended the concert during the shooting, confirmed her safety on Twitter.

"I'm okay. We were right there... sounded like fireworks at first then everyone started running. Scary ****," she wrote. "My friend who was deeper in the crowd has been helping people who were shot. We're all in shock."

Though many offered condolences to the victims’ families on Twitter, others like Green Bay Packers tight end, Martellus Bennett suggested that the country should focus on a solution to curtail future mass shootings.

"Do we wait around for prayers to be answered or continue to work to make a difference while we're on hold," Bennett posited.

The City of Las Vegas tweeted out a helpline and an address to a family unification center for those who sought misplaced family members. Those interested in helping victims can donate blood to a variety of centers located in Las Vegas.