If you’re not in the USA, you may not yet have heard about the tragic and heinous shooting that happened at a Dark Knight Rises movie premiere in Aurora, Colorado.
A young man in his 20’s dressed in all black with a gas mask and, because of the nature of this film, was assumed to be dressed up for the movie premiere and nobody gave much more thought to it.
Later, he fired off many shots, apparently imitating a scene in which a shooting takes place. He killed 14 and injured several others (around 20, I think) in the theater before police were called and he was apprehended.
I’m pretty shocked by this and I don’t know what possesses people to want to inflict so much pain and violence on others, in a movie theater no less. It’s just senseless and evil. And apparently, they rushed court for him this morning which is really insanely fast, but I’m guessing they prepared for the ultimate calls for action that are likely to be heard around the US this morning. Maybe they will rush death penalty on him for his blatant crimes of domestic terrorism. One can only hope.
We can only assume this is the work of someone deeply disturbed, but my thoughts go out to the victims and their families this morning and the realization that it seems all too likely our movie experiences won’t be the same again for awhile.
Read more about the shooting – here.
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