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AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver at a midnight opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 people and injuring 59 others, authorities said.

Moviegoers didn't know what was happening and some thought the attack was part of the show. Then they saw a silhouette of a person in the smoke at the front of the theater near the screen, pointing a gun at the crowd.

"I told my friend 'we've got to get out of here,' but then he shot people trying to go out the exits," Jennifer Seeger told NBC's "Today." She said the shooter made his way up the aisle, firing as he went, saying nothing.

Some of those injured are children, including a 3-month-old infant who was shot.

Police earlier said 14 people were dead, but later revised the number to at least 12. It was not immediately clear for the reason for the revision.

Witness Shayla Roeder said she saw a young teenage girl on the ground bleeding outside the theater.

"She just had this horrible look in her eyes .... We made eye contact and I could tell she was not all right," Roeder said.

Victims are being treated for chemical exposure apparently related to canisters thrown by the gunman. The shooter, a man in his 20s, was arrested shortly after the attack at 12:30 a.m. MDT at the multiplex theater at a mall in Aurora.

FBI spokesman Jason Pack said there's no indication so far of any connection to terror groups.

It was the worst mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at the school in the Denver suburb of Littleton, about 15 miles west of Aurora, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves in the school's library.

President Barack Obama said he was saddened by the "horrific and tragic shooting," pledging that his administration was "committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded."

Aurora is on Denver's east side and is Colorado's third-largest city with 327,000 residents. It is home to a large Defense Department satellite intelligence operation at Buckley Air Force Base, as well as The Children's Hospital, the University of Colorado Hospital and a future Veterans Affairs hospital.


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Published in Boston Globe on Jul. 20, 2012.
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1743 entries
July 20, 2013
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
June 8, 2013
Nothing goes unseen from the eyes of our Heavenly Father(Proverbs 15:3,4)-we have the promise from His Word that soon all the wicked ones and evil will be no more(Psalms 37:10,11). May your families with the help of God continue to heal and find peace from this tragedy.
Sheila
May 9, 2013
God Bless America For those to be remembered in Jesus Christ.
Grady Youngblood
December 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone,know that you are not alone may god continue to give you comfort and love. Andrea,Vicky.Mike, Jess.Billy Logan We love you
Andrea Arlotta
December 18, 2012
We are so sorry for your losses
May your special holiday memories help ease your grief this Christmas.
Tonya Moton & Family
December 16, 2012
Our family's thoughts and prayer are with you and with your whole community, may God almight place the victoms in a better place, and help the survivors, the local community and our country at large grief easier. Muyyad, Ola, Sara, Leen & Tariq
Muyyad Mudallal
December 15, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and their loved ones perished in this atrocity...GOD WILL GUIDE THESE HUMAN HEARTS TO PEACE AND TRANQUILITY. May the victims rest in peace....
Anuradha Tulsie
December 15, 2012
My family and I send our prayers from Finland to those who have lost loves ones in this what should have been a season of hope. God's blessings on you all and may His grace, peace and love find you in your greaf.
Veli-Matti Vepsalainen
December 14, 2012
Sending prayers for comfort
Tammie Warren
September 6, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and their loved ones perished in this atrocity,,,,GOD WILL GUIDE THESE HUMAN HEARTS TO PEACE AND TRANQUILITY
Bonnie Adkins
August 19, 2012
RIP AJ
Jennifer Prather
August 15, 2012
Jennie Guion
August 8, 2012
As the weeks have passed I have been praying for the 12 lives lost and the 58 injured. know that your loved ones are watching over you from Heaven now.
Daphne Jolley
August 8, 2012
You are all in my thoughts!!!!
Bev Maley
August 7, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Tammy Cordice
August 7, 2012
Having lost a family member, John Larimer in this horrific tragedy I know the pain and sorrow that other family and friends of the rest of the victims are feeling. My heart breaks for my family as well as the other victims families. Rest in Peace to all 12 of the victims. You are gone from our sight but never from our hearts and are memories and may we all find strength and comfort in that fact. Every one of you are gone way to soon. Heaven received some amazing angels that night!
laura morris
August 5, 2012
My thought and prayers go out to each and every family that was affected by this tragedy
Mary Mccloud
August 5, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of everyone involved.
The Rose Family
August 5, 2012
Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay strong. God speed.
Kristelle Black
August 5, 2012
I just wanna say your all in my prays. That passed and thats in the hospital.
Heather Soto
August 4, 2012
Im so sorry what happend my thoughts and prayers go out to all the familys may god bless you and be with you
Kimberly Meade
August 4, 2012
may they all rest in peace.
August 4, 2012
What another tragedy for our country. My deepest sympathy goes out to the families of this horrific crime. My prayers are for your comfort. May God give u the strength and courage during this time.
Rebecca B. Bowen
August 4, 2012
All of the families are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and bless you in this difficult time.
Debra Miller
August 4, 2012
A candle is lit as a sign of hope in a time of hopelessness...As a family, our nation, under God, grieves. For all those involved I pray for Peace. We need to stay strong--God (who is faithful and just) is Good and He will light our darkness...
God Bless.
Steve
Steven Cagle
August 4, 2012
Im so sorry for the lost and injured and there familys, im praying for all of and i hope that u all get the justice that is deserved in this tradegy...im very sorry for all of u..
jamaelena rassel
August 4, 2012
B Turner
August 3, 2012
Praying for all the friends and family members of the victims of this horrific crime. My God help you get through this most difficult time in your lives. Each and everyone of the victims are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Barnabei Family
August 3, 2012
my heart goes out to all the families and friends
eugene Hall Jr
August 3, 2012
God rest their souls, and provide comfort to their loved ones.
I'm so sorry for all the lives lost, I pray that the families and friends can find peace!! AMEN
Debbie Graley
August 3, 2012
My prayers are with all of the families. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved ones.
Clara Hendrix
August 2, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the victims and to the families, friends and loved ones who are left to suffer. We all mourn with you.
Joyce Baker
August 1, 2012
No words can express the sorrow over the loss of such precious lives. It is such a senseless tragedy. May God bring comfort to the friends and family of those who died. Prayers for healing to those who were injured and healing for the emotional wounds inflicted by such a disregard for human life. To those who died...you will not be forgotten. You are missed.
Curt Bichler
August 1, 2012
My prayers are with all the friends
Terri Clark
August 1, 2012
We were all shocked to hear about Colorado Shooting Victims. - www.everta.lk
Christina ankeel
August 1, 2012
we all came together to watch our favorite hero. little did we know our clock was short and there was no more time just all zeros. he took everything we hold dear and gave us all nothing but dread and fear. he very soon will have his day but til then what do we do what do we say. you have taken so much and one day we will be stronger and freed from the pain freed from this crutch. our lives are forever changed because of you but we have friends, family, and the world on our side, together we will stand and from you we will not hide..
August 1, 2012
This is such a sad time for you all my heart goes out to you all and prayers or rising up to our god at this time of need .
Lori West
July 31, 2012
Lucille
July 31, 2012
My prayers are with you each day. Sorry that this had to happen.
Diana Bayn
July 31, 2012
so very sad prayers for all the victim and there familys
robin luce
July 31, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God Bless all of you...
Heather Gaspard
July 31, 2012
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS
JANET VELEZ
July 31, 2012
I am sorry for the loss of your loved ones. I look forward to the time when there will be no more death, sickness or violence. please accept my condolences.
July 31, 2012
So very sorry for your losses, you will always be remembered in my heart!
Angie Dixon
July 31, 2012
Our prayers , love and thoughts are with you all.
Linda Chaffee
July 31, 2012
Praying for peace and comfort for all of you affected by this horrible tragedy!
Crystal Ballard
July 30, 2012
I'm so sorry for you're loss my thoughts @ prayers go out to all the familys god bless
kathy shorts
July 30, 2012
All the families that lost love ones in that awful tragidy our prayers are with you all
mr and mrs thompson thompson
July 30, 2012
I am truly sorry about your loss. I am 10. I wanted you to know that I am praying for you. Love,Joy,Hope,and have a blessed life!
The Middletons
July 30, 2012
To all of the families of the Colorado Tragedy: I just wanted to say how very sorry iam over your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of bereavement. May God bless you all.
Miss Nita Johnson
July 30, 2012
ronnie corbett
July 30, 2012
Our hearts, with sincere Sympathy goes out to the families of the Colorado Shooting Victims. We pray that God gives you Peace and Understanding during this very sad time.
Carolyn Phillips and Family
July 30, 2012
sorry about your loss my heart go out to all the family
carmela fusca
July 30, 2012
b. waddey sr.
July 30, 2012
b. waddey sr.
July 30, 2012
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS.,MY PRAYER GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT,I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE,I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.2 TIMOTHY 4-7

FRPM DR.FLY/SENIORS OF RICHMOND,VA
b. waddey sr.
July 30, 2012
R.I.P. to all
Judy Roberson
July 30, 2012
WE WILL REMEMBER! Everyone, everywhere, we will remember! God bless you all and your families.
NJ Clark
July 30, 2012
rip all u are n a better place
brenda wagner
July 30, 2012
Jeannie McMillan
July 30, 2012
Our heart and prayers goes out to all the victoms and their families and the ones who's lives were taken...
Jamie Hess
July 30, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Yvonne Ford
July 30, 2012
You and your family are in my constant prayers. God bless you all.
Pam Rendon
July 30, 2012
Pam Rendon
July 30, 2012
My prayers are with each one of you during this senseless tragedy. May the good Lord give you strength and peace at this most difficult time.
Kathy Herr
July 30, 2012
God bless you all and keep you safe we will always remember
Barbara Wilk
July 30, 2012
Jones, Evans
July 30, 2012
JONES , EVANS
July 30, 2012
Who knows what you all were destined to become? It hurts to think of the many possibilities. May you all Rest In Peace with our Creator & may He comfort your grieving families & friends.
Regina Hudspeth
July 30, 2012
My Condolences goes out to all who were involved in this horrible tragedy!! May God be with u now an always as u try to put your lives back together!!!
Saketha Hart
July 30, 2012
My prayers are with those families. When you cry, I cry with you.
Regina Talbert
July 30, 2012
May the pain of this tragedy be lightened by the beautiful memories of your loved ones.
M Baldon
July 30, 2012
Hope you all. Find prayer in this time of need my heart goes out to all
linda knepka
July 30, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy to all the families who lost loved ones in the Colorado shooting. Very soon Psalms Chapter 37 verses 9-11 will be fulfilled. We, with you, can look forward to this time of peace.
mc
July 30, 2012
My prayers are with all of you.
J McCort
July 30, 2012
To all who past in this horrible shooting. My condolences goes to all those who lost a love one. May God give you strength on this hard times WHICH YOUR GOING THROUGH.They are in our prayers.May God shine his lite among their souls so that they may rest in peace. May he guide them and give them eternal rest. May God bless you all
THE CONDE FAMILY
July 30, 2012
My God be with all the families in there time of need
Bonnie Douglas
July 30, 2012
i am so sorry for the lost of a love one.just remember to keep your faith and god will help you through this.you have all our prayers from every one here in macclesfield north carolina
sandra webb
July 30, 2012
GOD BLESS U ALL U ARE UN OUR PRAYERS
eddie clamp
July 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in this horrible tragedy. May God be with you all now and forever.
Michele Kincade
July 30, 2012
Our prayers are with you and your families
D F
July 30, 2012
From the Brusters ..GBU ALL
July 30, 2012
God be with all of yous and your familes.......and the heros who stood in front of their loves ones...and for that yous hold a speical place in god heart....
Stephanie Perez
July 30, 2012
This angered me so much. Why does the world have to be so cruel? I am praying for all of the families and I just want to let all of you know that I am so sorry for your loses. God bless each of you.
Sherry Humphries
July 30, 2012
R.i.p everything happens for a reason u all musta ben good people beacause thats the only kinda ppl god wants with him!! <3
keneesha keller
July 30, 2012
deshonda epps
July 30, 2012
May God wrap you in his love.
Patsy McNeese
July 30, 2012
they will nver be forgot. pray for yhe familes.
July 30, 2012
God bless you all
Jennifer Whitaker
July 29, 2012
My heart goes out to all of the families, love one another at all times
coetina
July 29, 2012
My heart is broken for the tragic loss of these innocent, defenseless people!
Roxy
July 29, 2012
My heart hurts for all of the families who lost a loved one. Please know that they are with our loving Savour and you will see them again someday. This world is full of sick and evil people but I pray all of you will get thru this dark time and come out on the side of victory....you are in my prayers. LEE
Lee Bixenman
July 29, 2012
May God bless america
Darryl Ryan
July 29, 2012
I pray for your souls
Tavie Johnson
July 29, 2012
I can't even imagine the horror of these familys god wrap your arms around them
Shelly Tyler
July 29, 2012
To all the families that lost loved ones on that tragic night,I send my condolences.Losing loved ones is never easy,death is a touchy subject,especially when it happens in such a manor.But rest assure that by means of the promise held out in God's word that you will see your loved ones again in paradise on earth.Ps37:11
KH
July 29, 2012
Our condolences to the victims family may god be with u all .. Rest in peace all <3 the Edwards family
J Edwards
July 29, 2012
Trust GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 29, 2012
You all are In our thoughts and our prays.
The Dean Family. Gainesville,Ga.
July 29, 2012
God bless
Teresa Brice
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