LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- Celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts following the recent wave of shootings that have rocked the country this week.
Alton Sterling was killed Tuesday in Baton Rouge, La., while pinned down by two officers.
Philando Castile was shot by a police officer in Minnesota on Wednesday while reaching for his wallet during a routine traffic stop.
The attacks in Dallas left five officers dead and another seven wounded.
Celebrities spoke out on social media calling for support and peaceful action.
These Dallas shootings are horrific. Killing these officers is morally reprehensible and completely counterproductive to keeping us safe.— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2016
As someone with law enforcement in my family, I am just shaking. That does not equal this. Senseless. Horrific. Heartbreaking.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 8, 2016
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda shared the name of the first slain officer to be identified, along with his grief at the story unfolding in Texas.
"Brent Thompson. 4 more officers dead, names still unreleased. More wounded. Heartsick for Dallas this morning," he said.
Brent Thompson. 4 more officers dead, names still unreleased. More wounded.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 8, 2016
Heartsick for Dallas this morning.
Actress Rashida Jones, known for her roles on The Office and Parks and Rec, shared her heartbreak saying, "My heart hurts. Too much death. Too much hate. Hug your loved ones tight. Tell them that in the darkest times, we MUST love even harder."
My heart hurts. Too much death. Too much hate. Hug your loved ones tight. Tell them that in the darkest times, we MUST love even harder.— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 8, 2016
Demanding respect for black lives is in no way inciting violence against police officers. Murder is madness. It is never the answer.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 8, 2016