On Sunday morning, multiple suspects opened fire on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At least three officers were killed, and at least two more were injured in the gunfight.
The shootings come less than two weeks after Alton Sterling was shot and killed on camera by police, and just 10 days after snipers attacked police officers in Dallas, Texas.
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, celebrities, athletes, musicians and politicians took to social media to mourn lives lost and call for an end to violence.
— Gov John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) July 17, 2016
Hillary's statement on the shooting in Baton Rouge. pic.twitter.com/4a0MVF3025
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 17, 2016
America is shooting itself to death.
Who has the will to stop this insanity? #BatonRouge
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 17, 2016
Remember, there are more questions than answers right now re: today's shooting in #BatonRouge.
— deray mckesson (@deray) July 17, 2016
Horrified by the news in Baton Rouge this morning. No justification for these senseless acts of hateful violence.
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) July 17, 2016
So many conflicting reports on the situation going on in Baton Rouge, hope everything is resolved soon.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 17, 2016
my brain cannot wrap itself around this continuing senseless violence. I pray for deliverance from hate and mental instability. #BatonRouge
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) July 17, 2016
Prayers for the officers, their families, and the community of Baton Rouge. #PrayForBatonRouge
— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) July 17, 2016
Lord, have mercy on us. #PrayingForBatonRouge
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) July 17, 2016
It's senseless and awful murder no matter who is pulling the trigger right now!! I just want US to be better! I know it's hard when you feel
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) July 17, 2016
The 🌎 is going one way, people going another... #PrayForBatonRouge
— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) July 17, 2016
Heavy heart this morning for Baton Rouge! Let us pray! 🙏🏾
— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) July 17, 2016
— John Amaechi OBE (@JohnAmaechi) July 17, 2016
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.