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Demi Lovato & More: Stars Emotional After Terror Attack In Kenya

Sun, September 22, 2013 12:47pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 11 Comments
Kenya Shooting
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So sad! After a scary shooting at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, 59 people are dead, 175 are injured and at least 30 hostages are being held, according to authorities.

Demi Lovato is one of many who has taken to Twitter to express her concern for those in Kenya in the wake of the terror attack.

Kenya Terror Attack Leaves 59 Dead

On Sept. 21, shoppers at Westgate mall were terrified when multiple men came running in wearing face masks, firing shots and throwing grenades.

Officials are doing everything in their power to contain the situation, ABC is reporting, which has left 59 people dead, and 175 others injured.

More than 1,000 individuals were rescued, Kenya’s Cabinet secretary Joseph Lenku told ABC. They are also sadly reporting that at least 30 hostages are still trapped inside.

Officials say that there are 10 to 15 gunmen, who are targeting non-Muslims. Witness Elijah Kamau was shopping in the mall when the attack began.

“The gunmen told Muslims to stand up and leave. They were safe, and non-Muslims would be targeted,” he told ABC.

Officials are currently still working to contain the entire mall, and have completed the first and second floor. They say the gunman “appear to have been contained.”

Celebs Tweet Prayers For Kenya

Singer and actress Demi Lovato tweeted out her love for those affected. “My thoughts and prayers are with the beautiful and incredible people of Kenya right now.. ❤,” she wrote.

Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy tweeted, “between DC & Kenya this week, my heart is so sore. such a tragedy that human beings would kill others so senselessly…”

Newsroom star Olivia Munn wrote, “What’s happening in Kenya right now is so scary and sad. My thoughts are with all of the hostages, victims and their families.”

Actress Melissa Gilbert tweeted, “My heart is just aching for all those involved in the mall attack in #Kenya. My prayers are with the victims, their families.”

Our thoughts are with all the victims of the tragic shooting.

WATCH: ABC Coverage: Kenya Mall Shooting

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