By Alexandra Whittaker
Aug 17, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

On Thursday afternoon, a van sped into large crowds in the famous Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona, Spain. At least 12 people have died and 80 have been hospitalized, according to Catalonia's regional president as reported by the Associated Press. Police are reportedly treating the event as a terrorist attack. Catalonia is a region in northeastern Spain, and Barcelona is the largest city within it.

As information about the attack continues to be released, celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to offer thoughts and condolences in the wake of the tragedy.

Jennifer Lopez responded to the violence in a tweet in Spanish. Translated to English, she wrote, "Sending you much love and peace to the great city of #Barcelona and all its beautiful people."

Antonio Banderas, who is from Spain, also tweeted immediately after the news broke. His tweet translates to "fused in a hug with #Barcelona":

Alyssa Milano also tweeted a message of support to those affected in the early hours after the attack, beginning her tweet with a broken heart emoji.

Read more celebrity tributes to the victims of the terror attack below.