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Musicians React to Horrific Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12: Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The suspect was shot and killed by police after 20 people died and 42 were injured. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Just a day after singer Christina Grimmie was shot to death in Orlando, Florida, the world faced another unthinkable tragedy in the same city: the massacre of 50 people at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub. An additional 53 clubgoers were injured.

Officials have identified the shooter as 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mateen was killed in a shoot-out with law enforcement during an effort to rescue hostages inside the club. The massacre is the worst mass shooting in American history.

The scale of the tragedy drew strong reactions on Twitter, particularly from the LGBT community. Below, read a few reactions from musicians, including Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Tegan and Sara, and Devonté Hynes of Blood OrangeSPIN will update this collection as we see more noteworthy tweets.

Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear: