CLEVELAND -- “We are all hurting tonight.”
Those are the words tweeted by LeBron James around 1 a.m. Friday in response to the Dallas shootings in which five police officers and numerous others were wounded.
“More violence is not the answer,” his tweet continues before ending with #StoptheViolence.
Within four hours, the post was re-tweeted more than 23,000 times.
We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2016
Late Thursday, gunshots rang out as police were attacked by snipers at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country.
WFAA-TV in Dallas reported early Friday that one suspect was in custody while another was killed after a standoff with police.