Artists, athletes and actors took to social media on Friday to express their horror over the deadly shootings in Dallas, Texas.
Five officers were killed and seven others were injured.
Snipers opened fire "ambush style" during a peaceful march Thursday evening to protest against police shootings of two black men this week.
Three suspects are in custody and one has died. However, The Associated Press reports police are not sure all suspects have been located.
Singer and songwriter John Legend condemned the “morally reprehensible” killings in Dallas and called for calm.
These Dallas shootings are horrific. Killing these officers is morally reprehensible and completely counterproductive to keeping us safe.— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2016
Being against cops killing is not equal to being for killing cops. We need peace in our streets.— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers' Lebron James also responded to the week's incidents, tweeting the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — the two men fatally shot by police this week.
We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2016
Other public figures also had plenty to say about this week’s events:
Peace is the Message....."An eye for an eye leaves everybody blind"— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) July 8, 2016
Sick, misguided mfs all around!— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 8, 2016
My heart hurts. Too much death. Too much hate. Hug your loved ones tight. Tell them that in the darkest times, we MUST love even harder.— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) 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 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
Our hearts go out to the families of the fallen officers and the entire #Dallas community. Justice cannot be gained through violence.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 8, 2016
My heart hurts. God help us.— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 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
And now cops have been shot in #Dallas. Probably had families. This just gets worse and worse. Fuck.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 8, 2016
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