Yesterday, 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The shooter has been identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, who was previously expelled from the school. Police say that Cruz used an AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used at the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas as well as the mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, San Bernardino, Calif., Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn.
The Parkland shooting is now ranked as the third deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The tragedy has once again sparked discussion about how to prevent shootings, including new gun control efforts. Many country music stars have taken to social media to share their shock, anger and frustrations over yesterday’s events.