Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Niall Horan, Sara Bareilles and More React on Social Media

Pittsburgh Shooting
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Police members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Penn. 

Musicians are expressing their shock and deep sorrows on social media over a deadly shooting that took place in a Pittsburg synagogue Saturday (Oct. 27).

A shooter opened fire Saturday during a baby naming ceremony at the Tree of Life Congregation, killing several people and wounding six others, the Associated Press. Police say they have a suspect -- identified as Robert Bowers -- in custody.

Artists like Niall Horan, Butch Walker, Bette Midler, Mary Lambert, Sara Bareilles and many others took to Twitter after the shooting to express their thoughts and prayers to the victims.  

"Oh, Pittsburgh. My heart hurts for you and the Jewish community. Too much hate and devision in this country right now... I’m not a 'thoughts and prayers' kinda guy but I’d pray to anyone’s God to have this not be such a common occurrence in America," Walker wrote.

Others expressed their frustration with President Trump, who made controversial comments to reporters following the tragedy. "If they had protection inside the results would have been far better," the president said. "Maybe it could have been a very much different situation."

Horan reacted with comments of his own about gun control. "Trump kept saying in his chat with reporters that if there was an armed guard inside the synagogue that the 'numbers' would have been a lot lower. The fact is if there was no guns at all, there wouldn’t have been a shooter in the first place. Get a grip," the singer Tweeted.

See more reactions from artists below.


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