Most of America woke up to news of yet another mass shooting around the United States. This time, it took place in the upscale Southern California neighborhood of Thousand Oaks.
A 28-year-old Marine Corps vet opened fire late Wednesday night at The Borderline Bar and Grill during what was called college night at the local establishment, killing 12 innocent bystanders.
It’s just the latest example of a mass shooting shaking the foundation of the United States at a time when our people are being butchered at a record clip.
In waking up to the news, both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers reacted on social media.
It started with a statement from the Rams.
Statement from the Los Angeles Rams: pic.twitter.com/sFBBsOsKWW
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 8, 2018
And continued with another statement from the Chargers.
Players also chimed in.
Heartbroken for our community. Thinking about everyone involved as well as friends and family of the victims. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers
— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) November 8, 2018
Devastated for this community…Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.
— Morgan Fox (@AyyyeeeMoFox) November 8, 2018
Praying comfort and healing to those affected by this senseless shooting. Thank you to the first responders who put their lives on the line to protect and serve us every day.
Thousand Oaks is my home; I will do everything in my power to help those in need of support.
— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) November 8, 2018
NFL teams play major roles in their communities. For both the Rams and Chargers, new to the Los Angeles area, this has to hit home big time. It’s something you don’t think can happen in your community until it does.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those impacted.