Deadly Bombing At Ariana Grande Concert Targeted Young People
At least 22 people were killed and 59 injured on Monday night in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The explosion occurred in the foyer of Manchester Arena on 10:30 p.m., shortly after Ariana Grande had finished her set. Some of the victims were adults, but Grande is popular particularly with young teens. One of the first victims identified was an 8-year-old girl.
The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The suspected suicide bomber was identified by Manchester police as 22-year-old Salman Abedi.
Since the attack, thousands of people have taken to social media to mourn the victims. We’ve gathered some selected posts below.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
— Proud Belieber ? (@JDBieber_Bieb) May 23, 2017
— Han (@idgafhan_) May 23, 2017
— Purpose Tour Updates (@PurposeTourCom) May 23, 2017
— . (@arianantor) May 23, 2017
Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.