Hollywood Condemns Alexandria Shooting as "Senseless"

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, George Takei and Julianne Moore were among those who took to Twitter after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot.

Hollywood stars and media personalities quickly took to Twitter on Wednesday to share their thoughts and prayers for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot at a congressional baseball practice earlier that morning.

The rifle-wielding shooter, identified as Illinois man James T. Hodgkinson, had "a lot of ammo," according to Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice, and fought a gun battle with police before the gunman too was shot and later died after being taken into custody.

Scalise, who was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, dragged himself off the infield, leaving a trail of blood as colleagues rushed to his aid. He was in stable condition and taken into surgery.

The gunman wounded several others, with five people being taken to area hospitals, Alexandria police said. The event left lawmakers shocked and horrified as the House canceled proceedings for the day.

The practice was for a charity congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.

On social media, while some merely expressed their sorrow and sympathy for Scalise and others injured, others used the incident to speak out against gun violence.

Julianne Moore, Uzo Aduba, George Takei, Sara Bareilles, Jeffrey Wright and Megan Ellison were among those condemning the "senseless," "heinous" act.

Read on to see what Hollywood is saying about the incident on Twitter.

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