In the hours since Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, allegedly entered the First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, Texas ultimately killing and injuring as many as 16, celebrities from all corners of the entertainment industry and beyond have taken to social media to share their heartbreak at the tragic loss.
For many, their posts were about sharing their disbelief and sadness. “My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas,” Britney Spears, 35, wrote. “My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community.” “I am absolutely heartbroken over the shooting today in Sutherland Springs Texas,” Reese Witherspoon, 41, wrote along with an image of a traditional church steeple.
For others, the shooting prompted them to share their outrage at lack of gun control in the U.S. that some argue leads to these types of tragedies on a regular basis. “Prayers for San Antonio and all the families who are suffering the loss of loved ones,”
Lady Gaga, 31, wrote. “I’ll also pray for Gun Control.” “No words. My heart is broken for Sutherland Springs, TX and for 2017 America,” comedian Sarah Silverman, 46, said. “Please let’s come together. When a plane crashes, air travel becomes exponentially safer because of the lessons learned. But one mass shooting after another…nothing.”