Yesterday, celebrities took to Twitter to express their opinions on gun control and their condolences after Jeffrey Johnson shot and killed a former colleague, Steven Ercolino, near the Empire State Building. Police later killed Johnson after he fired at them. Nine other bystanders were hit by gunfire, but they suffered minor injuries and are expected to survive.
Piers Morgan: “Empire State shooting terrible, but 19 people were shot in Chicago last night, 13 in 30 minutes. Someone has got to stop this gun madness.”
Kim Kardashian: “Sending my prayers to everyone involved with the Empire State Building shooting! This violence has got to stop!!!”…Also 19 people shot in Chicago last night! 13 people in 30mins! Time to really rethink gun laws! This is just insane!!!”
Jim Carrey: “No semi auto guns!Every 2 wks now, another mass shooting.AMERICA allowing this behavior is beneath us!Revise the second ammendment. ;^ …GUNS GOTTA GO! ;^”
Nicki Minaj: “Sorry to hear about this New York shooting. Sending love to the families & friends of the victims.”
Khloe Kardashian-Odom: “Prayers and love being sent to the victims of the Empire State Building shooting. The violence has got to stop. #MakeAChange”
Rihanna: “My prayers go out to the victims of the shooting at the Empire State Building and their loved ones! #howmanymore”
This is just one of the many shootings that have occurred this summer. Our condolences go out to the victims of the Empire State Building shooting.