Friday, July 20, 2012

Shooter Kills 12 at Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colorado

Courtesy Handout photo by University of Colorado, Denver Medical Campus
Tragedy struck during a midnight premiere late last night at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colorado. A deranged gunman, (allegedly said to be one James Holmes,) burst on the scene through the emergency exit door of the theater and shot 71 innocent people… Sadly 12 of them died, 2 at the hospital, 10 on the scene.
DoD News Release
No. 602-12
July 20, 2012
Statement on Colorado Shooting Incident
    The Department of Defense is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic incident at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colo.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those impacted by this event.
    One sailor was injured and one, known to have been at the theatre that evening, is currently unaccounted for.  Two airmen were injured in the incident.  The Navy and the Air Force are working with the families of these service members to ensure they have the care and attention they need.
    We can also confirm that the alleged gunman in this incident, James Holmes, is not a past or current member of any branch or component of the U.S. Armed Forces.
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
* Keep up with the latest from HERE
- Lots of photos from the Denver Post HERE
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those killed, all those who were wounded and too all the families who must be feeling so much pain right now.

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