NEWS
08/04/2019 09:32 EDT | Updated 08/04/2019 15:57 EDT

Public Figures Express Anger, Disbelief Over Third Mass Shooting In A Single Week

At least 32 innocent people are dead. Two shooters were killed and one is in custody.

A food festival in Gilroy, California. A busy Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio. All three were sites of deadly mass shootings in the past week.

At least 32 innocent people are dead. Two shooters were killed and one is in custody. The carnage never seems to end and it’s left many in America grappling with how to react, how to heal and how to change things for the better.

Celebrities and other public figures echoed many of these sentiments on social media:

Pope Francis, during his Sunday message and blessing at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City in Italy, condemned the attacks on “defenseless people” in three U.S. states. He offered a “Hail Mary” prayer for the victims.