Selena Gomez Speaks Out After Saugus High School Shooting: ‘Please Don’t Get Numb to It’


Selena Gomez took to Instagram Friday morning (Nov. 15) to respond to the heartbreaking shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., that took place one day before.

"I know people speak on this a lot because of how often it happens," Gomez wrote on a screenshot of an article from the Los Angeles Times about the shooting on her Instagram story. "Please don't get numb to it. I'm not sure if I can do anything but I will never stop trying."

She shared another message about an hour after her initial response, sharing a screenshot of a photo from Time's Instagram. "Now please pay attention to what's going on around YOU. Lord I pray for protection over those affected by this heartbreaking, painful, unfair choice of someone who was severely troubled. I pray for peace that surpasses all understanding. If there's anything I can do to help I will."

The shooting left two students, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, dead, and three other teens injured. The shooter, who has been identified as 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow, shot himself in the head after opening fire over a 16-second period on the school's quad area. He is reportedly at a local hosptial in grave condition.