Many in the music community mourn the lives lost this weekend in one deadly mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A 22-year-old gunman opened fire at Club Q late Saturday night, killing five people and wounding at least 18 others before he was subdued by patrons and arrested by police. The club released a statement on Sunday saying they were “devastated by the senseless attack on our community.”
“WHY?! Just for why,” Kacey Musgraves wrote on Twitterin response to the tragedy news. “Here we are…broken over and over again. Living in constant fear. This is so over the top. These people were just freely enjoying their lives and didn’t hurt anyone. My heart goes out to my LGBTQIA+ family. Love you forever.”
“Can’t really keep saying “my heart is breaking for…” when it’s never allowed to heal from the last time it happened, and the time before that, and so on.” Maren Morris noticed in a tweet. “Thinking of my LGBTQ+ family today.”
IN another Instagram story with a “Club Q” graphic, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford wrote: “F-stop killing us.”
“F— your guns,” Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother, tweeted. “It’s crazy to read horror stories like this without a hint of surprise. Devastated for the victims and their families, devastated for the LGBTQ+ community. Devastated to live in a country that is making so little progress on an issue that only our country faces for.”
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds has written on Twitter: “thinking about all the senseless gun violence that continues to plague our country. hoping that politicians will actually work to bring about real change in America. thinking about our LGBTQ youth who already feel unsafe. another sad today. how many more? must we continue to push for change.”
Hayley Kiyoko tweeted“My heart is so heavy for my LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs and the lives and loved ones that have been taken from us. I am so angry and saddened. This hate cannot continue. Thank you to the heroes who helped to bring the shooter down. I love you all so much, I’m so sorry.”
“My heart and my anger are with the queer people in Colorado Springs and queer people everywhere today. Another mass shooting at another LGBTQ club. My heart is breaking and my anger is growing. Republicans have blood on their hands. Again,” said songwriter Justin Tranter on Instagram.
See their words about the tragedy below.