President Barack Obama addresses Dark Knight Rises ShootingPosted 9:45 am on Friday, July 20th, 2012 by Mike Villarreal
Many are still reeling from the shocking announcement this morning, that an Aurora, Colorado man killed 12 people and injured 50 others at a midnight screen of The Dark Knight Rises. The gunman has been confirmed as 24-year-old James Holmes. According to police, the gunman entered the theater sometime after midnight and began randomly shooting into the crowd during the film.
President Barack Obama was recently informed of the tragedy this morning by his Homeland Security Adviser and released the following statement:
“Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time.
As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family.
Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living. The people we lost in Aurora loved were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.”
Still no word yet what caused the 24-year-old to begin his massacre on the unsuspecting moviegoers, but it has been confirmed that he was originally from San Diego and was studying Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Denver. He enrolled in the Fall semester of last year and recently dropped out last month. No word yet why he decided to drop out of the university, but we’ll let you know as more unfolds in this tragic story.
We can not stress it enough that we all here at Nerd Reactor send out sincerest condolences to the victims and family affected by this horrific event.
Mike Villarreal is the Community Manager for Nerd Reactor. He loves movies, video games and comics. #OMGWTFBBQ