This morning in Newtown, Connecticut, a 20-year-old man arrived at an elementary school carrying two handguns. In a tragic series of events the gunman killed 26 people, of which 18 were children.
Several people in the industry commented on the tragedy on their Twitter:
WWE: "WWE is saddened by today's tragedy in #Newtown. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."
Dixie Carter: "Devastating news. Deepest sympathies to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Prayers to all who have senselessly lost love ones"
John Cena: "I can not believe the news I am hearing out of CT. My heart and sympathy to all the victims. Such a tragic day. #staystrongnewtown"
Bobby Roode: "Thinking about the families that are suffering today in CT. As a father, this makes me sick to my stomach. #PrayForNewton"
Chris Jericho: "Just heard about the school shooting. I want to puke. Time for Americas love affair w guns to end. Maybe it's best if the Mayans are right"
JBL: "Incredibly sad news in school shooting. I can't believe how twisted some people are terrible."
Jim Ross: "Wife Jan & I lived in Connecticut 4 yrs, wonderful people. This horrific, school shooting unimaginable. What if it were your kids? So sad."
Maryse: "So deeply shocked and saddened to learn about Sandy Hook Elementary. Sending thoughts and prayers to the families."
Shane Helms: "My heart goes out to the families in CT dealing with this school shooting. CNN is saying at least 10 kids are dead. So awful. Anyone that doesn't think we need better gun control laws is either in full denial or just a moron. How many have to die before we wake up? The US is one of the WORLD's leaders in guns and therefore murder. It's not a cosmic coincidence. The choice is simple, we either do SOMETHING or we do NOTHING. We can be better than this. We SHOULD be better than this."
Rosa Mendes: "A tragic day in Connecticut, I'm praying for the victims and their families. Connecticut elementary school shooting."
Michael Cole: "God bless all struggling with the horrors in ct today. Thoughts and prayers go out"
Seth Rollins: "Heart goes out to all the families in Connecticut. Just shakes me to my core."
Michael McGillicutty: "I cannot begin to understand why... What is wrong with people? Makes me sick. # PrayforNewtown"
Matt Morgan: "Please say some prayers for the AWFUL,evil shooting victims and families affected from Newtown Conn tonight! 15 min from my grammar school!"
Matt Hardy: "What a terrible, senseless tragedy that happened at a school in CT today. Total insanity. I'm praying for all the victims & their families. Today reminds me that we can't change or control others..But hopefully by changing & controlling ourselves we can positively affect others.."
Rey Mysterio: "My prayers & condolences go out to all that lost their loved ones @ Sandy Hook Elementary!"
Mick Foley: "What could possibly compel anyone to create the type of suffering we are learning of in CT? My heart aches for everyone affected."
Miss Tessmacher: "Everyone stop and pray for the innocent lives of the parents and children who shot in the CT elementary school shooting today. God bless!"
Diamond Dallas Page: "God bless those lost and injured as well as their families in CT"
Maria Kanellis: "Praying for Newtown and all the families that lost someone today. It's a sad sad day. What's going on in our world? So confused. The right time to talk #GunControlNow is now. I don't want another tragedy. Other countries have done it. Why do children have to suffer?"
Chris Masters: "I'm not blaming guns.Im saying no more automatic weapons seriously.No normal citizen needs an automatic weapon. So they weren't automatic weapons.Even more reason for regulation.Anything that well make it harder for Crazy people to get guns!!!!"
Heath Slater: "This world that we live in is a sad sad place."
David Otunga: "I'm saddened by the news of this unbelievable tragedy. Especially, being the parent of a small child. #PrayForNewtown"
Roddy Piper: "Sometimes we have to stop, and realize how lucky we are! My heart goes out to Connecticut! Going to hug my kids now."
Titus O'Neil: "As a Parent of 2kids in elementary school I can't even begin 2Fathom the pain of Losing them in anyway!My Heart goes out 2the families in CT"
Jeff Jarrett: "Thoughts and prayers to all involved in this senseless tragedy..."
Madison Rayne: "Praying that all families affected by the awful tragedy in Connecticut today feel God's grace during this awful time."
Gabe Tuft (aka Tyler Reks): "As a parent, my heart is broken for those who lost their children in CT today. I'm at a loss for words."
Angelina Love: "Sooo sad to read about this elementary school shooting in CT...my goodness what is wrong with these ppl who commit such heinous crimes.."
Abyss: "Prayers and condolences to the families of ones lost today in Connecticut. Such a horrific tragedy. #Godbless"
Road Dogg: "I have no idea why bad things happen to innocent people! My family and I pray for all the families involved in this tragic event. God bless."
Howard Finkel: "Thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of today's senseless tragedy in Newtown, CT #PrayForNewtown"
So Cal Val: "God bless those who are having to deal with this tragedy. Just disgusting what evil can do. So sad to hear of this. #PrayForNewtown"
We here at Wrestling Inc. send our deepest thoughts and prayers to the friends and families of the victims.