Trainwreck actress Amy Schumer has expressed grief over the news of Thursday night’s shooting, which unfolded during a screening of the romantic comedy in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The comedy central star wrote of her devastation on Twitter:
Other stars despaired over the tragedy that left 2 dead and 7 injured after a 58-year-old man fired a handgun into the audience at Grand 16 Theater before turning the weapon on himself.
Clerks actor and director, Kevin Smith, expressed his sadness on the social networking site:
The Office’s Jenna Fisher called out for gun reform:
Louisiana Governer Bobby Jindal called for prayers for the families of those affected from the scene. “This is a time for us to come together,” he said. “What we can do now is pray. We can hug these families, shower them with love, thoughts and prayers. This is an awful night for Lafayette, an awful night for Louisiana, an awful night for the United States.”
The shooting happened hours after President Barack Obama said that the lack of gun control in the U.S. was his biggest frustration.