At least 26 people were killed when a man walked into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday and opened fire.
Wilson County Commisioner Albert Gamez Jr. and Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Robert Murphy said the shooter was shot dead or turned the gun on himself after police gave chase into nearby Guadalupe County.
The gunman has been identified as Devin Kelley. No motive has been theorized as yet.
Famous names took to social media to express their grief over the tragedy, to offer support to the victims' families and the over 20 injured, and to make comments about gun control:
My heart breaks over the news coming out of Texas 💔 My prayers are with the Sutherland Springs community 🙏— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 5, 2017
My thoughts are with the victims of Sutherland Springs and their loved ones. No community should have to face such a senseless tragedy.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 5, 2017
Canadians send their condolences to those affected by today's tragic church shooting in Texas - we wish a full recovery to the injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 5, 2017
To all who lost loved ones at Sutherland Springs: the nation grieves with you. We must find moral courage to address these senseless acts.— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) November 5, 2017
Our heart breaks for the families and friends of the victims at the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX today.— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) November 5, 2017
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
When a plane crashes, air travel becomes exponentially safer bc of the lessons learned. But 1 mass shooting after another...nothing.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 5, 2017
I don't know how these poor people are supposed to accept that their government watches these mass shootings and does nothing. It's so sick.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 6, 2017
I'm heartsick for the victims, families & community of Sutherland Springs. But I'm more than heartsick – I'm angry.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 5, 2017
Love to the dear folks and families and friends to those lost in today’s Sutherland Springs shooting. We are all in this together.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 5, 2017
Again....— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) November 5, 2017
Such sadness for Texas...