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Following the tragic shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., celebrities have taken to social media to express their sadness and anger over the event.
The shooting happened on Wednesday, June 17, when a white man named Dylann Roof (21) entered the church during Bible study and massacred the people present after sitting among them for about an hour. Eight people were pronounced dead at the scene, while two were transported to a hospital where one of them passed away.
The shooter is still at large, the police is tirelessly looking for him, and the FBI is joining the search. The shooting is presumed to be a hate crime. Reportedly, a South Carolina senator, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, is among the victims.
Here’s what famous people said about the unspeakable tragedy:
Prayers for #Charleston
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 18, 2015
Heartbreaking news from Charleston – my thoughts and prayers are with you all. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18, 2015
I just heard the news today… I tried to close my eyes and make it go away… #Charleston
— Daniel Goddard (@DanielGoddard) June 18, 2015
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) June 18, 2015
The media should be ashamed. 3 hours to get on air and then gives detailed suspect description WITHOUT mentioning his race. #Charleston
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 18, 2015
#Charleston, I love you. You’re in my thoughts tonight.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) June 18, 2015
Sending prayers to all of those touched by the horrific tragedy in Charleston…🙏🏻
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 18, 2015