Several pop artists took to Twitter to react to the shooting early Friday during a crowded midnight screening of the new Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Aurora, Colorado. The murder spree, allegedly carried out by James Holmes, 24, left 12 people dead and 50+ wounded. Among the Tweets:
Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff): Heartbroken for the family’s dealing with this horrible violent act in Colorado! Saying prayers #theatershooting
Aly & AJ Michalka (@78violet): We are horrified over what’s taken place in Aurora Colorado. Our prayers and love are with the people recovering and the victims families
Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): The news of the horrific tragedy in Aurora literally takes me breath away. All thoughts and prayers are with victims and their families.
Paris Monroe (@ParisMonroe): I don’t think I’ve been this disturbed about something in a while #Aurora #Shooting my heart sincerely goes out to the families affected!
One of the last innocent family things to do has now been corrupted. So sickening. Can’t even feel safe going to a movie theater. #wow
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Just heard about the Colorado shooting… Wow, absolutely devastating. My heart goes out 2 the families that lost their loved 1’s. #StayStrong
Jordyn Taylor (@JordynTaylorNow): My heart goes out to everyone affected by the Colorado theater shooting. :(
Kreesha Turner (@KreeshaTurner): Prayers to the families and loved ones of those lost in such a senseless way. There are some very evil people in this world. #Colorado
Elizabeth and the Catapult (@thecatapult): So saddened by the Colorado shootings. What a nightmare.
Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): So sad about Colorado. My prayers and thoughts go out to those touched by this tragedy.
Tristan Prettyman (@tprettyman): Love going out 2 Colorado. I was just in Denver yesterday. I’m speechless. How senseless. Love yourself & your neighbors. The answer is still love
Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in the shooting last night in Colorado. Still can’t believe how sick-minded people can be.
Nikki Yanofsky (@NikkiYanofsky): RIP to everyone who lost their lives in the #theatershooting in Colorado, my thoughts are with all of the victims.
Rachael Yamagata (@rachaelyamagata): Heart going out to all in aurora…
Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson): Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless…
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): Goodness gracious… Aurora, Colorado. Those affected by this unthinkable massacre are so heavy on my heart & mind today.
Kimberley Locke (@KimberleyLocke): Shocked and saddened by what happened in Colorado. Prayers going to the family and friends of victims.
Katharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee): #Aurora Praying for you…
Jewel (@jeweljk): Aurora. How terribly sad for the victims. And my heart breaks 4 all the mothers & fathers- even the gunmans parents. Can u imagine?! So sad
Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): Oh man.. To wake up to news of a shooting is very sobering. My heart hurts..
Josh Hoge (@JoshHoge): just awful news in Colorado! folks can’t even go to the movies in peace anymore. thoughts go out to everyone involved.
Drew Seeley (@DrewSeeley): Feel so sick waking up to the news about Colorado. So many why questions… I’m sending prayers, but just feel so helpless want to do more. Let’s tell people TODAY we love them. Let’s not wait. Let go of all the petty sh** in your life and appreciate every minute. #WakeUpCall
Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the shooting last night in Colorado. This news is so sad.
Joe Jonas (@joejonas): The news today is so sad.. I’m praying for the families of the innocent who where attacked today.
Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): So saddened to hear of the tragic theatre shooting last night in Aurora, Colorado. Sending my prayers to the victims and their families.
BC Jean (@BCJean): My heart hurts for those at the Batman premiere in Colorado who were injured or killed. Babies, kids to adults! How devastating & cruel!!!