Last night, a gunman killed 12 (confirmed) people at a Colorado opening of The Dark Knight Rises. He wore a gas mask and released an unknown gas into the crowd and opened fire upon them. Several people were killed and 50 were injured. Due to this, the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises scheduled for Friday in Paris has been canceled as well. The gunman is James Holmes, a student who dropped out of the University of Colorado Medical School last month! A total of 71 persons were shot by the suspect.
Let’s remember the following people in this tragedy…
- John Blunk, 26
- AJ Boik, 18
- Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse E. Childress, 29
- Gordon W. Cowden, 51
- Jessica Ghawi, 24
- John Larimer USN, 27
- Matt McQuinn, 27
- Micayla Medek, 23
- Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6
- Alex Sullivan, 27
- Alexander Teves, 24
- Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32
I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and families of the shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Colorado. (Gunman kills 12 at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Colorado) (images from ABC)
Warner Bros. Studios Official Statement
“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
A blog post from @JessicaRedfield‘s brother on the
The following is a statement by director Christopher Nolan about the tragic events that happened in Aurora, Colorado.
Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.
I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.
The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.
Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.
President Obama has issued a proclamation that orders flags to fly at half-staff from now until sunset on Wednesday.
“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 25, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”
Just woke up to hear the news of 14 people dead and 50+ injured at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado. Praying for the families of all involved. I’m shocked.
Just shocked & saddened today-my thoughts & prayers go out to the victims’ families & friends & everyone affected by this terrible tragedy
Too sad at the moment to comment.
Colorado. So much pain. So much suffering. Sorrow without end.
We are sickened and saddened at the senseless tragedy in Aurora, CO. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible event.
My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families…
What happened in Colorado is just terrible. Condolences to the victims and families.
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This morning our thoughts go out to all touched by the tragic shootings in Colorado.
So u telling me I can’t even feel safe at the movies now!!? SMH. My prayers goes out to all the families involved in Aurora, Colorado.
Its just not fair that innocent people have to lose their lives over someone’s selfish stupidity acts! My stomach is hurting over this
Good morning Tweethearts and Twittermen, our thoughts are with the people of Colorado today.
No. Colorado shooting. My heart aches. Prayers for the victims and families.
Rep. Diana DeGette
Our CO community has been shaken by a horrific act of violence. My family joins nation in praying for the victims.
what devastating news to wake up to. my heart is with everyone involved in the Aurora
#theatershooting. what the world needs now is…
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Our hearts go out to all in Colorado today
Distance does not diminish the tragedy. Deepest condolences to the victims, families & loved ones in the Aurora, CO
Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims of the Colorado
My heart goes 2 all the victims families in colorado. No one should have to go thru that. When r we gonna get guns removed in this country?!
Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless…
Cedric (the Entertainer) Kyles
There is a dark evil, that lurks in the Hearts of men.! My prayers go out to the victims of the Colorado Theatre Killings…
Woke up to the AWFUL news of the shooting in Auroro, Colorado and it sickens me to my core! My prayers go out to the victims families.
Sending prayers to the victims and their families in the tragic mass shooting in Aurora, CO.
What can one say. My deepest thoughts and prayers to every person affected by the unnecessary and disgusting act of violence in Aurora CO.
Colorado omg.. Praying for the families…this is sick
Senseless act of violence results in the tragic death of innocent people. Prayers go out to the families of Aurora, Colorado.
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Our hearts go out to the victims of the senseless tragedy in Colorado last night. Words cannot fully express the sorrow.
My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado this morning.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the horrific shooting in Colorado. My best, Bill
My heart goes out to all the parents and friends of the lovely people in Colorado please stop close your eyes and say a prayer for them!
This shooter is a sick pig and I honestly hope he burns in hell for all eternity. Shooting innocent children and patrons. Horrific.
Paul and Storm
Our thoughts are with you, Colorado.
I am so overwhelmed by the horrific events in Colorado. So sad for the victims and their families. Sending love and prayers. #aurora
Horrible to wake up to the news from Colorado. So tragic. Our thoughts are with those injured and the families of those who were killed.
why? what is wrong with us? too tragic and heartbreaking. Gunman kills 12 in Colorado movie theater cnn.com/2012/07/20/us/… #cnn
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Anybody whining about their Second Amendment rights this morning needs to shut the fuck up. Now is not the time.
Prayers and thoughts go out to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families and friends.
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Really sad. Our prayers go out to the victims and their families. fb.me/29lzRYcV5
Deeply sad for the victims. Especially tragic for @JessicaRedfield, who escaped a shooting in Toronto, only to fall victim in Aurora. 😦
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Aurora tragedy and their families. @Janet_K_Lee has a good idea: Give blood today.