Obamas, Luke Bryan and Other Celebrities React to Boulder Shooting That Left 10 People Dead
Celebrities and political leaders have spoken against the senseless attack in a grocery store in Boulder that left ten people dead, calling for an end to gun violence.
The news of a mass shooting in a grocery store in Boulder that left ten people dead has come as a shock to many who have voiced their concern about the rise of gun violence.
The incident makes it the second time in six days that the country has witnessed a mass shooting that has left people dead. Following the incident, celebrities and world leaders gave strong reactions on social media.
Actor Elijah Wood took to Twitter to mourn the lives lost and condemn the attack. He described the shooting as horrendous and noted that a change had to be made as the killings would not be accepted as normal.
Michelle Obama, the wife of a former President of the United States, wrote in a tweet that she was left heartbroken by the shootings and sent her love to the victims' families.
The horrendous shootings in Atlanta and now Boulder? When is enough enough? We CANNOT accept that this is normal and can’t be changed. This is beyond sad and exhausting. So much love to the victims and their families and to a future where this is no longer a part of our reality.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) March 23, 2021
She remarked that the sad incidents got her thinking about all the leaders who would not take a stand to save lives but would line up to pass bills that make it hard for people to vote.
Former President Barack Obama shared a picture of his statement on his Twitter page where he condemned the violence and sent his love to the affected families.
Authorities are yet to gather the true motive behind the killings, which has left most homes in total shock.
I’m heartbroken by these recent tragedies of gun violence, and I just keep thinking about all the leaders who won’t take a stand to save lives and yet line up to pass bills that make it harder for us to vote.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 23, 2021
The former President remarked that a pandemic is not the only thing that slows mass shootings. He called for leaders everywhere to heed the cries of Americans, saying enough is enough.
Country star Luke Bryan lent his voice to condemn the killings and grieved with the families of the victims. He wrote in a tweet, "Tragedy struck in Boulder, CO tonight. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Praying for healing."
A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country. It’s time for leaders everywhere to listen to the American people when they say enough is enough. pic.twitter.com/7MEJ87Is3E— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 23, 2021
American journalist Maria Shiver took to her Twitter to condemn the killings and paid tribute to the affected families. She noted that the families would never be the same. She asked everyone to show care and love to others. Daniel Dae Kim shared a tweet that had the names of the victims. He wrote:
"More gun carnage in America. More names in memoriam."
Tragedy struck in Boulder, CO tonight. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Praying for healing. #BoulderStrong— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) March 23, 2021
The victims from the Boulder attack have reportedly been identified as Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Officer Eric Talley, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.
Reports have revealed that a 21-year-old man is facing murder charges. Authorities are yet to gather the true motive behind the killings, which has left most homes in total shock.