Three other cops were wounded in an ambush attack in the city, 10 days after five officers were murdered by a sniper in Dallas, Texas as they monitored a Black Lives Matter rally. The protest was one of a number of demonstrations held throughout the U.S. after two African-American men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were fatally shot by police in separate incidents earlier this month (Jul16).

Authorities have since named the suspect in Sunday's Baton Rouge incident as 29-year-old Gavin Long, who was killed in a shootout with police.

Now a number of celebrities have taken to social media to react to the sad news.

"#BatonRouge More tragedy," Debra writes on Twitter. "This has got to Stop. Praying for the families of those affected."

"Now 3 more Officers dead in #BatonRouge," Josh adds. "How many eulogies & funerals must be held in the country before we get that violence solves nothing."

"All this senseless killing has to stop," Brad continues, as Rebel Wilson posts, "I adore Baton Rouge...so sad to hear about all the recent events."

Edward Norton tweets, "Madness on top of madness. The only response that can stop it is to spread love in all directions," and actor Patton Oswalt shares, "I'm horrified for the 3 cops in #BatonRouge. I'm grateful I can still be horrified. 'Cause we're approaching apathy with these shootings."

Sophia Bush, Bette Midler and Patricia Arquette have also shared their heartbreak at the latest shooting incident to rock the U.S.