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Missy Elliott, Keri Hilson, DJ Skee Tweet Statements of Grief, Disbelief over Philando Castile Shooting


Giuliano BekorA second shooting a black man by police in as many days has led many music artists to voice their grief. 

Just one day after the 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,Philando Castile was shot and killed Wednesday by a police officer in Falcon Heights, MN, prompting a stream of disbelief and outrage all over social media, especially Twitter.

Missy Elliott is one of many artists to comment.  “Tossed & turned in my sleep last night just so sad, & it’s frustrating SMH #PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling,” she tweeted. 

“#PhilandoCastile was next,” tweeted Keri Hilson. “He COMPLIED AND DIED,” she states. 

DJ Skee also commented.  “WTF! I went to school with #PhilandoCastile & remember him as a great guy,” he said.  “Another senseless murder by our “protectors.” How does this stop?”

Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was seated next to Castile in a car when he was shot and killed. Her Facebook Live video of the aftermath at the scene quickly went viral.  

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