Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Goldie Hawn: Sad day in D.C.

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn was saddened by the mass shooting in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Monday.

The 67-year-old grew up in the US capital, whose residents are reeling from tragedy after at least one gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard at approximately 8.20am.

Thirteen were left dead, including suspected shooter Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old civilian contractor. Several others were injured.

Goldie logged onto Twitter Monday evening to share her thoughts on the tragedy as she returned to the District for a non-profit event.

“In DC now for annual Boys and girls club board meeting. This is my home,” she wrote.

“A sad day here today. We seem to send prayers a lot these days.”

The Washington Post reports the FBI is leading the investigation surrounding the shooting at the Navy Yard, where approximately 3,000 people, many civilians, were at work.

Goldie was not the only star to speak out about the shooting Monday.

Jada Pinkett Smith also offered her prayers to those affected, writing on Facebook: “My condolences to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones this morning in the Washington D.C. tragedy. Our prayers are with you all J," and Russell Simmons kept his followers updated with the latest news on his Twitter account.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says investigators have not yet determined a motive.

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