Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has posted a message on the social media platform in the wake of the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile.
“My heart goes out to the Castile family and all the other families who have experienced this kind of tragedy,” Zuckerberg wrote. “My thoughts are also with all members of the Facebook community who are deeply troubled by these events.”
Castile’s fiance, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car when Castile was shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Just moments after the officer fired into Castile, Reynolds began a livestream video on Facebook in which she said Castile had been shot four times.
The video, which was streamed with Facebook Live, “reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is so important,” Zuckerberg added in the post. “While I hope we never have to see another video like Diamond’s, it reminds us why coming together to build a more open and connected world is so important — and how far we still have to go.”