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Chris Conley, Serena Williams and others express outrage over Philando Castile shooting

Serena Williams during her match against Elena Vesnina at Wimbledon on Thursday.
Serena Williams during her match against Elena Vesnina at Wimbledon on Thursday. The Associated Press

It’s been a disturbing week.

On Wednesday night, a police officer in Minnesota shot and killed Philando Castile, a 31-year-old black man. A video reportedly of the aftermath was shown on Facebook Live. That incident came a day after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, La. There was video of that shooting.

A number of athletes, including Chiefs players and current and former Kansas and Mizzou athletes, took to Twitter to express their outrage.

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