Charleston Shooting Leaves 9 Dead; Hollywood Reacts to the Tragedy

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Tragedy has struck Charleston, South Carolina.

On Wednesday night, a gunman opened fire inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine people attending bible study there.

Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen has described the act as a “hate crime,” with multiple outlets describing the victim as a white man between the ages of 21 and 25.

He has now been identified as Dylann Roof.

In response to this horrific incident, celebrities from all industries have taken to Twitter to pass along their thoughts, prayers and reactions...

Solange Knowles: Was already weary. Was already heavy hearted. Was already tired. Where can we be safe? Where can we be free? Where can we be black?

Keri Hilson: This is racially motivated domestic TERRORISM. Praying for Charleston w/ tears of disgust in my eyes. I AM DISGUSTED.

Taylor Swift: Plane landed, turned on my phone, and my heart dropped to the floor. Charleston... This is an unbearable loss of lives and innocence.

Hillary Clinton: Heartbreaking news from Charleston - my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rachel Dratch: So so so exhausted by the jarring yet familiar feeling of turning on the news only to see yet another mass shooting. #Charleston #Everytown.

Debra Messing: Sending prayers to all of those touched by the horrific tragedy in Charleston.

Jeb Bush: Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families affected by the tragic events in Charleston.

Darren Criss: My heart is so broken by the senselessness of the Charleston shooting. Sending thoughts & prayers. Hatred cannot and will not prevail.

Mandy Moore: Prayers for the victims' families & entire community of #Charleston. When will anything be done to put an end to this cycle of violence?

"This is a tragedy that no community should have to experience. It is senseless," said Mullen, Charleston's Police Chief. "It is unfathomable that somebody in today's society would walk into a church, when people are having a prayer meeting, and take their lives."

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