From actors to presidential hopefuls, people took to social media to express grief, shock and anger after nine people were killed Wednesday night in a shooting in Charleston, S.C.
Police say that a young white male entered a bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, a historic black church, and opened fire. Clementa C. Pinckney, a reverend and Democratic state senator, was among the dead.
People are expressing their condolences and discussing the event on Twitter using the hashtag #CharlestonShooting. Presidential candidates joined the conversation. Jeb Bush cancelled his campaign appearance Thursday.
Heartbreaking news from Charleston - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families affected by the tragic events in Charleston.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 18, 2015
My heart is truly with you to the folks who lost loved ones Charleston. My heart is truly with you, world.— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) June 18, 2015
This is racially motivated domestic TERRORISM. Praying for Charleston w/ tears of disgust in my eyes. I AM DISGUSTED. 🙏🏽 #CharlestonShooting— Keri Hilson (@KeriHilson) June 18, 2015
Charleston. My heart hurts.— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 18, 2015
I don't even know what words to use about Charleston. I really don't. Love and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) June 18, 2015