Emergency response teams arrive at Washington Navy Yard in the immediate aftermath of the shooting
Emergency response teams arrive at Washington Navy Yard in the immediate aftermath of the shooting

The tragic killing at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead have prompted a worldwide outpouring of sympathy from celebrities on Twitter.

President of the United States, Barack Obama and celebrities took to Twitter to react to the incident.

"@BarackObama "We send our thoughts and prayers to all at the Navy Yard who've been touched by this tragedy." —President Obama"

"@Pitbull crazy what happened in DC this morning #NavyYardShooting our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims"

"@latoyajackson Deeply sadden to hear the disappointing news on the #NavyYardShooting in Washington. Strength & Prayers to those effected by such tragedy."

"@ladyantebellum thinking about everyone at the Navy Yard in DC affected by this shooting. hopefully this will get resolved soon. ck"

"@DrOz My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard #NavyYardShooting"

"@leannrimes The news of the navy yard shootings is horrific. Prayers go out to everyone involved & touched by this tragedy. So sad!"

"@MelissaJoanHart Prayers going out to the Washington Navy Yard today! Unbelievable how often these shootings are happening!!"

"@ricky_martin Another mass shooting. So sad. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the #NavyYardShooting."

"@ramonasinger Thoughts and prayers are with DC. When will this all stop? So sad #NavyYardShooting"

"@kenjeong My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the tragedy at Washington Navy Yard."

"@AshleyRickards My thoughts and prayers go out those who were affected in the #NavyYardShooting today..."