Philando Castile Fatally Shot by Cop in Falcon Heights: John Legend, Ja Rule, Josh Groban & Others React

Philando Castile shooting in Falcon Heights
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A crowd gathers at the scene of the shooting of Philando Castile on July 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Almost 24 hours after cops shot and killed a 37-year-old man named Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (July 5) outside a convenience store, a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, at a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on Wednesday night (July 6).

A heartbreaking video that was posted and streamed live via Facebook after the shooting by Castile's girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, showed that Castile was shot four or five times. Reynolds said that after the officer demanded to see his license and registration, Castile informed the patrolman that he was carrying a licensed firearm and was reaching for the documents. "Police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason," she is seen telling the camera.

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According to the Daily Beast, Reynolds adds that Castile had complied, had no criminal record and was licensed to carry the gun. Toward the end of the clip, Reynolds is also seen crying and screaming in the back of a cop cruiser with her young daughter, who says, "It's okay, mommy. I'm right here with you." 

While police have yet to release more information, celebrities weighed in on the Castile shooting on their timelines. See their reactions below.