SAN ANTONIO — Actor Matthew McConaughey visited his hometown of Uvalde Friday after the school shooting that left 21 people dead.
This comes after a gunman on Tuesday went into Robb Elementary building in Uvalde CISD and killed 19 children and two teachers. The gunman was shot and killed by police.
McConaughey was born in Uvalde and visited his hometown to meet with members of the community affected by the horrific tragedy.
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX 23) tweeted a photo on Friday evening of the actor along with several members of the Uvalde community. "Appreciate Uvalde Native Matthew McConaughey helping us heal," Congressman Gonzales said in the tweet.
McConaughey has spoken out about the shooting as well.
“Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” he said in a Facebook post.
“The true call to action now is for every American to take a longer and deeper look in the mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?’ We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo,” the post continued.
The star of "Sing", "Dallas Buyers Club" and many more hit movies has maintained strong ties to his home state of Texas. He is often spotted at football games for the University of Texas, sporting the school's signature burnt orange and throwing up the iconic "Hook 'Em" symbol.