A shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday night has left three people — including the shooter — dead and nine others injured. It was a devastating incident that left the country struggling for answers.
Celebrities took to Twitter to give instant — sometimes impassioned — reactions to the incident to their millions of followers.
My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 24, 2015
So sad to hear about the #Lafayette shooting. Prayers go to the victims and their families.
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) July 24, 2015
What a tragic loss, so sad there are no words. Only thoughts and prayers for the families. #LafayetteShooting
— Dave Attell (@attell) July 24, 2015
ANOTHER shooting. What is happening. So sad. Thoughts are with the family's of those injured and killed x
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) July 24, 2015
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spotlight the victims the helpers the EMTs IGNORE THE SHOOTER treat him like the insect he is PLEASE #Louisiana
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 24, 2015
140 characters isn't enough to express the rage, sadness, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, fear & numbness WHYYYYY?!?!?
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 24, 2015
Keeping all of the victims and their loved ones in our prayers. #LafayetteShooting
— Roman Harper (@Harp41) July 24, 2015
Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.