Celebrities reacted in shock and horror after news broke about a mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night that left nine dead.
The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. at the historic black church. Six women and three men were killed, including Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a South Carolina state senator and a pastor at the church. The shooting has been labeled a hate crime by law enforcement. The suspect is a white male, between 21 and 25 years old, with a slender build. He is clean shaven with blond hair in a bowl-cut and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots.
Plane landed, turned on my phone, and my heart dropped to the floor. Charleston... This is an unbearable loss of lives and innocence.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 18, 2015
My heart is truly with you to the folks who lost loved ones Charleston. My heart is truly with you, world.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) June 18, 2015
the press inboxing me for a blurb/statement/opinion/op-ed/answers. To be honest all I have are questions & anger #CharlestionShooting
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 18, 2015
Charleston. My heart hurts.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) 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
This is racially motivated domestic TERRORISM. Praying for Charleston w/ tears of disgust in my eyes. I AM DISGUSTED. 🙏🏽 #CharlestonShooting
— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 18, 2015
I'm praying #CharlestonShooting
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) June 18, 2015
Prayers for #Charleston
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 18, 2015
I don't even know what words to use about Charleston. I really don't. Love and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 18, 2015
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) June 18, 2015
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