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Obamas, Luke Bryan and Other Celebrities React to Boulder Shooting That Left 10 People Dead

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 24, 2021
11:50 A.M.

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.

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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.

Photo of a police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

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.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.

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