Some 26 people have been confirmed dead including 18 children and 8 adults in Newtown, Connecticut, when a gunman, identified as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday (December 14).
As news of this very tragic incident send shockwave throughout the world, celebrities including Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora, Trey Songz and many more shared their grief on Twitter.
See some of the messages posted on Twitter below.
Rihanna: God have mercy!!!! No one deserves this! Praying for the families of the victims of the Connecticut shooting!! What a Christmas it will be
Snoop Dogg: Sending love 2 the families in Connecticut for their tragic loss. 2day I bow my head in sadness
Trey Songz: At a loss for words. We can only pray.
Jordin Sparks: Those precious children…I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears.
Kim Kardashian: In total shock over the school shooting in Ct! 18 children shot dead & 9 adults by a father of one of the kids! What has this world come to
Britney Spears: My heart is with the children and families of Connecticut today… #PrayForNewton
Wale: Hol up… Wtf?!!!???? This is unreal … This is a sick world we live in
Teairra Mari: Prayers go out to the family & friends affected by the tragic school shooting in Newton, CT. May God comfort them during this time.
Lil’ Kim: I’m shocked and saddened to hear about this school shooting. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. #PrayForNewton
Rita Ora: Wow this is horrific everybody in Connecticut the children my love and the bots love goes out to you #isthereanyhopeleft
Karrueche Tran: Shocked, heartbroken, and disgusted by the school shooting incident. What in the hell has this world come to?
Jay Sean: just heard about the tragic incident in Connecticut. it makes me ill to think there are such sick minded people that we have to live amongst
Solange: I am so deeply saddened, and angry at what has happened at Sandy Hook in Newtown. New gun laws MUST happen. This is devastating.
Kelly Rowland: I am truly heartbroken by the events unfolding in Connecticut. No family should have to experience the loss of a loved one due to an act of senseless violence. My prayers are with the victims and their families through this very tough holiday season.
There are still some confusion over the real identity of the shooter. Some media sources say the real shooter is 20-year-old Adam Lanza. However, his brother Ryan Lanza was first identified as the shooter.
We will update you soon as more information is made available from investigators.
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