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John Legend, Reese Witherspoon and More React Shootings in Dayton and El Paso

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By Chad Weiser

Hollywood is speaking out following the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Nine people were killed and 27 were injured in the attack early Sunday morning that took place in a popular nightclub district of downtown Dayton, Ohio.

The shooting marked the second in less than 24 hours after 20 people were killed in El Paso, Texas. The Dayton, Ohio shooter was shot to death by responding officers.

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Reese Witherspoon, John Legend and more took to social media to react to the news and call for change to current gun laws.

"Woke up to the news of #DaytonOH shooting. This senseless loss of life is unbearable. When will our US representatives give the people of this country the common sense gun laws we are all demanding? I’m calling my congressman. Again. @Everytown," Witherspoon wrote.

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Legend, meanwhile, tweeted: "My heart aches for El Paso and Dayton. Our nation is experiencing these traumas far too often and we need our leaders to take urgent action: take these weapons of war off the street and fight the evil ideology of white nationalism that motivates many of these terrorists."

"When we condemn the racist venom coming from the President's mouth and point out the bigotry of his policies, it's not an academic question, it's not a political game, it's about life and death. The President regularly inspires killers. He is a part of the problem," the singer added.

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President Donald Trump shared via Twitter: "The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!"

He later added, "God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio."

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Cardi B got in the discussion, responding to a Donald Trump tweet by writing, "We have enough information already!Both of the shooters are white supremacist terrorist with intentions to kill minority’s .Law enforcement took rapid action but what are YOU going to do to control some of your RACIST SUPPORTERS?"

When a fan commented that the issue was beyond her "scope," she shot back, "This is not beyond my scoop this is my country and I’m tired ! I get it you are a conservative you and you can support who you want but you can’t ignore the slowly but surely racial war that going on in this country that are the reasons of these tragedy ."

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