Less than two weeks after hundreds of thousands of people joined in on the March For Our Lives protest to end gun violence, yet another shooting broke out, this time at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.
The female suspect, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to police, opened fire around lunchtime on Tuesday (April 3), hurting multiple victims.
After hearing of the news, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to send out “thoughts and prayers,” much to the outrage of Bette Midler, who argued that words are not enough and action must be taken: “Mr. Trump, you know in your heart that no one needs or wants your ‘thoughts and prayers’ … what people long for is to feel safe and secure in their schools and workplaces and houses of worship.”
Mr. Trump, you know in your heart that no one needs or wants your “thoughts and prayers”…what people long for is to feel safe and secure in their schools and workplaces and houses of worship. You nearly stood up to the NRA. What changed your mind?? https://t.co/CoUdguVmdm
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 3, 2018
A number of popular YouTubers, including Jake Paul and Shane Dawson, also expressed sadness over the act of violence that hit a little too close to home for them.
Unbelievably upset & sick..
YouTube HQ.. my thoughts & prayers go out to the amazing team there.. I hope you all stay safe. No one should have to go through something so horrific.
I have been inside that exact building & it’s scary to even say that..
We need change…now!
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 3, 2018
omg. i just opened twitter and saw what happened. please everyone at hq stay safe :((
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) April 3, 2018
I’m hoping for a hasty recovery, both in body and mind, to all affected by the shooting at YouTube HQ today and hoping for gun control soon so events like today are far less likely to keep happening.
— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) April 3, 2018
I don’t even know what to say anymore about shootings, but this one hits close to home. Praying that my friends over at YouTube HQ are okay
— Jenn McAllister (@jennmcallister) April 3, 2018
My heart just dropped after hearing about the shooting at YouTube HQ… praying for everyone involved and their safety. It’s not fair that we can’t feel safe anywhere anymore…. 🙁
— Catherine Paiz (@CatherinePaiz) April 3, 2018
This shooting going on at @YouTube HQ is a nightmare! Please everyone stay safe —
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) April 3, 2018
Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who sparked a nation-wide cry for gun control after experiencing their own tragic shooting on Feb. 14, flooded social media with words of disappointment, encouraging that they will continue to fight for an end to the violence. Check out the tweets below.
Breaks my heart — https://t.co/2b2u22KsJh
— Kyra Parrow (@longlivekcx) April 3, 2018
Not even two months after what happened at our school. Not even a month after what happened at Great Mills. But this time, it’s not a school.
Hoping all turns out well. https://t.co/RIMxU7Jl8f
— Alex Wind (@al3xw1nd) April 3, 2018
My heart goes out to those in the YouTube shooting, I’m so sorry, this should have never happened, I promise we’re going to fight for you.
— Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@Sarahchadwickk) April 3, 2018
— Carmen Lo // #NEVERAGAIN (@xo_karmin_ox) April 3, 2018
Our hearts are with you Youtube.
Stand strong, while we stand up for change.
Enough is enough.
— Delaney Tarr (@delaneytarr) April 3, 2018