Lili Reinhart, Aaron Paul and More Stars Send Love to El Paso After Deadly Shooting
By Liz Calvario
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It was a heartbreaking day in Texas.
Twenty people were killed and 26 others were wounded after a man opened fire at a Walmart at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso on Saturday, CBS News reports. The gunman was taken into custody by police. Following the news, many celebrities and politicians took to social media to express their condolences and send their love to those affected.
"I am sick to my stomach over what has happened in El Paso today," Riverdale star Lili Reinhart tweeted. "I can’t believe this is happening in my country and no one is doing anything about it. Who has to die for laws to change?"
I am sick to my stomach over what has happened in El Paso today. I can’t believe this is happening in my country and no one is doing anything about it. Who has to die for laws to change?
Additionally, during the shooting, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus tweeted about being on lock down at their hotel in El Paso.
"We are locked down in our hotel in el paso. over the intercom system they just announced that there are reports of another active shooter directly across the street at a location different from the first shootings," the rocker tweeted. "Update: police confirm report of a separate incident at bassett mall is incorrect. we are still in our hotel. federal agent at the door to the building."
we were leaving breakfast when our security texted that there was an active shooter at the mall we were headed to. saw dozens of police cars on the freeway and surface streets. helicopters. we got back to the hotel and turned on the news to see what was happening. then
My heart breaks for the city of El Paso. The madness never ends. It is all too much. There‘a nowhere safe from the terror of gun violence in the United States of America. We are a broken nation trapped in the darkness of our unwillingness to ask ourselves why this keeps happening
The news out of El Paso is devastating. I'm heartbroken for the victims and their families. Far too many communities have suffered through tragedies like this already. We must act now to end our country's gun violence epidemic.
I am devastated by what has happened in El Paso today. Our strength is with the families who are grieving. Our thanks to EPPD. Our commitment is with those who will change this country so that this doesn’t happen again. This beautiful amazing courageous community will overcome.