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Rob Lowe, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Lament Thousand Oaks Shooting; Josh Gad Decries ‘Hamster Wheel of Insanity’

Rams quarterback Jared Goff and Lucy Hale are among others tweeting their support for the victims

Hollywood stars including Rob Lowe, Josh Gad and Lin-Manuel Miranda reacted Thursday morning to the deadly shooting in Thousand Oaks, California near Los Angeles that killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill.

The suspect, who also died, has been named as 28-year-old former Marine Ian David Long, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said in a news conference early Thursday morning.

Thousand Oaks is located 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains close to Malibu, where many members of the entertainment industry live. It is a quiet, residential community where violent crime is rare, according to CNN.

“We are on a hamster wheel of insanity. Another day of grief. Another day of outrage,” Gad said in a tweet. “Another day of families unnecessarily learning their loved ones are dead. But, don’t worry, I remember from all of the other times we’ve done this… ‘guns aren’t the problem.'”

Several of the celebrities are calling for greater gun control and using the hashtag #GunControlNow in addition to Thursday’s trending topics “Thousand Oaks,” #BorderlineShooting and #MassShooting.

Jared Goff, quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, whose training facility is located in Thousand Oaks, also tweeted his condolences to the victims.

“Heartbroken for the community. Thinking about everyone involved as well as friends and family of the victims,” Goff said in a tweet. “Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

The team also released a statement offering their sympathy for the victims.

“The Los Angeles Rams organization is heartbroken by the horrific shooting that took place last night in our community of Thousand Oaks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and our entire community,” it said.

The Los Angeles Kings held a moment of silence for the victims ahead of their game against the Minnesota Wild Thursday night, tweeting: “in the goal to amplify the message that acts of this nature cannot be accepted in our world.

Local police first received calls of shots fired at 11:20 p.m. PT and responded to the Borderline Bar & Grill, where a college country music event was taking place.

Rob Lowe posted a tribute on Instagram to the police office killed in the attack.

“This is what a hero looks like. My respect, gratitude and deep condolences to the family of Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura sheriffs dept.”

See some of the reactions from Hollywood stars below, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Lucy Hale and director Joe Carnahan:



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