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Several Minnesota athletes reacted to the death of Castile, who was shot by a police officer Wednesday night during a traffic stop, on social media. Here are some of those reactions.

A few Gophers athletes turned to Twitter with their thoughts. Castile was shot at the intersection of Larpenteur Ave and Fry St, just a few blocks from the university's golf course and soccer stadium.

Melvin Holland, Jr. is sophomore wide receiver on the football team from Ashburn, Va.:

Rodney Smith is a sophomore running back on the football team from Jonesboro, Ga.:

Eric Carter is a junior wide receiver on the football team from Lakeland, Fla.:

Nate Mason is a junior guard on the basketball team from Decatur, Ga.:

The reations on Twitter went beyond the university. Sharrif Floyd is from Philadelphia and plays for the Vikings as a defensive lineman:

In addition, Serena Williams took to Twitter after her victory in a semfinal at Wimbledon on Thursday. 

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