The horrific shooting in Dallas, Texas on July 7 that killed 5 police officers has left everyone stunned, including celebs from the sports, music and movie world. LeBron James, Demi Lovato and more expressed their sorrow and ‘heartbreak’ over this killing. Click to see.
Once again, America was shocked by another deadly shooting. At least five police officers in Dallas are now dead following a brutal attack, and stars from LeBron James, 31, to Cher, 70 to Josh Gad, 35, have come together to share their grief and prayers for the victims.
“We are all hurting tonight,” LeBron tweeted after he heard that snipers shot at least 10 police officers during a peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas on July 7. Sadly, five of the officers have died. LeBron, like many others, was just stunned that a peaceful protest over the horrific killings of Philando Castile, 32, and Alton Sterling, 37, resulted in more casualties. “Violence is not the answer,” he said.
Demi Lovato, 23, who lives in Dallas, joined the many people “#PrayingForDallas.” Though John Legend, 37, was one of the many celebs that were furious that two more black men were killed by police officers, he was quick to denounce the Dallas sniper attack. He called the act “morally reprehensible and completely counterproductive to keeping us safe.”
Music icon Cher sent her love to “the brave policemen who gave their lives” while Mandy Moore said that “the unending heartbreak on the news is just beyond devastating and infuriating.” She, like Alyssa Milano, 43, Patricia Arquette, 48, and more, was “at a loss” over another deadly attack.
We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2016
It is truly tragic when a vicious few turn a peaceful protest into a bloodbath. Horrific and sad. #nomoreviolence
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 8, 2016
💖Goes Out 2Dallas Police Dept,THE BRAVE POLICEMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES🙏🏻
2 The Families & Friends Who
Will Mourn &Have 2Live Without Them💔
— Cher (@cher) July 8, 2016
These Dallas shootings are horrific. Killing these officers is morally reprehensible and completely counterproductive to keeping us safe.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2016
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) July 8, 2016
Violence is not the answer. A few Individuals should not be allowed to taint an entire group or movement. Let's use our heads and our hearts
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) July 8, 2016
Is this a terrifying nightmare or real life? What is happening to my country? To the families of the slain officers – there are no words.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 8, 2016
There is tragedy. We answer it with tragedy. We demand justice. We seek vengeance. We hang our heads in sorrow. Sad week in the US of A
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 8, 2016
Just heard about shootings in #Dallas Please everyone stop killing each other- no more guns. No more violence. No more murder. Horrible.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) July 8, 2016
Praying for Peace✌🏼️✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿we need to stop all this…sad to see all that is happening!!! I wanna hope this is all a bad dream…it ain't😡
— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) July 8, 2016
praying for the families of the officers killed tonight in dallas. praying we stop trying to end hate with hate. only love can do that 🙏🏼
— christina perri (@christinaperri) July 8, 2016
Police were assisting a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas when the shots broke out. Two of the shooters were snipers who fired “ambush style” from “an elevated position,” according to Dallas police chief, David Brown, per CNN.
Three suspects have been taken into custody. There was a long standoff with a fourth suspect in a parking garage, but that suspect was killed. The suspect at the garage claimed that bombs had been planted all over downtown, but the police found no explosives in the area.
Our thoughts are with the friends and families of those killed in this horrible shooting.