Boston Marathon Explosion: Country Stars React
Two explosions near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon have the nation on edge Tuesday afternoon (April 15). Country stars like Lady Antebellum, Scotty McCreery, the Band Perry and Lee Brice took to Twitter to send prayers toward those involved. The first blast happened before 3PM ET, with another occurring seconds later.
Police said both explosions were bombs. A third explosion at the JFK library was not thought to be related. Both ABC and CBS news are reporting three people were killed -- including an 8-year-old boy -- and dozens more injured. ABC reports that the first blast came from a running store and knocked the windows out of four nearby buildings. The injured are being treated at tents set up to attend to runners in need, or being taken to nearby hospitals.
Earlier reports that there were additional, undetonated bombs found after the explosions have proven to be untrue, according to Deval Patrick, the governor of Massachusetts We'll update as more details from the horrific Boston Marathon explosion are confirmed.
Praying for all of those injured and affected by the Boston marathon explosions. Can't believe it. So sad.
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) April 15, 2013
My thoughts are with Boston. One of my favorite cities in the world. Stay strong <3
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) April 15, 2013
Wow, just heard about the explosions in Boston at the marathon. Praying for all involved and their families.
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) April 15, 2013
Omg just saw the news. My heart goes out to everyone in Boston.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 15, 2013
Prayers going out to everyone involved at the Boston Marathon.. #shocking
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) April 15, 2013
Boston, sending our thoughts and prayers...
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) April 15, 2013
Prayers go out to everyone in Boston right now!
— Lee Brice (@leebrice) April 15, 2013
So sad whats happening in Boston. Please pray.
— Danny Gokey (@dannygokey) April 15, 2013
Our hearts and prayers are being sent to everyone in the Boston area. #Boston
— Willie Nelson (@willienelson) April 15, 2013