A shooter opened fire at a church in Texas left at least 26 people killed on Sunday, according to authorities. And multiple celebrities have shown their sympathy towards the people of Texas and anger towards the lawmakers.
A solo gunman started firing inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Albert Gamez Jr., Wilson County Commissioner, told NBC News. Sutherland Springs is nearly 35 miles outside San Antonio.
Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Robert Murphy told CNN that the shooter was killed after a brief chase into neighboring Guadalupe County. He said it is not clear if the shooter was killed by police or attempt suicide.
Following The Mass Shooting In Texas Church Kills At Least 26, Celebrities Reacts
In the aftermath of the mass casualty, multiple celebrities (including Britney Spears, Sarah Silverman, Bernie Sanders, Reese Witherspoon, Lisa Vanderpump, Bob Saget, Sean Lowe, Justin Trudeau, Travis Tritt, President Donald Trump, Billy Eichner, and Kumail Nanjiane) have spoken out, offering well-wishes for the Sutherland Springs community.
Check them out.
My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas ?? My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community ??
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 5, 2017
No words. My heart is broken for Sutherland Springs, TX and for 2017 America. Please let’s all come together
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 5, 2017
My thoughts are with the victims of Sutherland Springs and their loved ones. No community should have to face such a senseless tragedy.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 5, 2017
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) November 5, 2017
Such sadness for Texas...
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) November 5, 2017
My heart hurts for the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. This has to stop.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) November 5, 2017
My heart hurts for all those affected by the tragedy in Sutherland Springs. Sending my love from your brother in Christ.
— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) November 5, 2017
Canadians send their condolences to those affected by today's tragic church shooting in Texas - we wish a full recovery to the injured.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 5, 2017
Our heart breaks for the families and friends of the victims at the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX today.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) November 5, 2017
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 5, 2017
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Comedian Billy Eichner meanwhile accused lawmakers of not taking sufficient action after mass shootings.
Where's the next mass shooting gonna be? Any guesses? Should we try to do anything we can to prevent it? No? Ok cool. Good luck out there!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 5, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a statement posted to Twitter, said, “Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon.”