After a Christmas Day explosion in Nashville, artists of faith are offering their condolences to those impacted by the disaster.
In the early morning of Dec. 25, a camper van exploded in the U.S. city, injuring three people.
Police had responded to the area to reports of gunshots just before 6:00 a.m. local time. Upon arrival, they located a camper van broadcasting a warning message to leave the area.
The van exploded shortly afterwards.
The detonation occurred outside of a building belonging to AT&T and brought down communications systems across the state of Tennessee.
Several buildings in the vicinity of the blast suffered structural damage and blown-out windows. Trees were also downed.
Nashville police say they believe the blast was deliberate. BBC news reports a police officer was knocked off his feet by the explosion.
American media has reported human remains have been found near the site of the explosion.
Nashville police say it was a recreational vehicle (RV) that exploded early Friday on 2nd Avenue North in Nashville.
Intermixed with seasonal greetings and Christmas well-wishes, Christian artists are sharing support for victims of the Nashville blast and first responders.
"I pray that this Christmas has reminded us all that there is peace for our world, for our nation, for our cities (praying especially for Nashville!) and for our own hearts because the Prince of Peace has come to be with us, right where we are, even in a year like 2020!," Steven Curtis Chapman shared on Instagram.
Jars of Clay's Dan Haseltine shared coverage of the blast on his Twitter account and asked for prayer for victims.
"Just getting word about the explosion in downtown Nashville. Appears to have been a detonation of explosives inside an RV. Possible fatalities. Lots of structural damage. Please pray for those impacted by this act."
Just getting word about the explosion in downtown Nashville. Appears to have been a detonation of explosives inside an RV. Possible fatalities. Lots of structural damage. Please pray for those impacted by this act.— Dan Haseltine (@scribblepotemus) December 25, 2020
Carrie Underwood also sent out support on Twitter Friday.
"Merry Christmas everyone! And a huge thank you to all the brave first responders in Nashville this morning," she writes.
Merry Christmas everyone! And a huge thank you to all the brave first responders in Nashville this morning. 🙏🏻❤️— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 25, 2020