Marami ang nabigla sa pamamaril na naganap sa Aurora, Colorado, sa midnight premiere ng pelikulang The Dark Night Rises noong Hulyo 20, na ikinamatay ng labindalawang katao.
Halos animnapu naman ang nasugatan sa insidente, kung saan ang tinukoy na suspect ay si James Holmes, 24 na taong gulang at isang dating neuroscience student sa University of Colorado.
Si James ay inakusahan ng first-degree murder. Ang parusa nito sa Colorado ay death penalty.
HOLLYWOOD STARS. Kaugnay nito, nagpaabot ng kanilang pagdadalamhati at pakikiramay ng ilang Hollywood celebrities.
Wika ni Anne Hathaway, na gumanap bilang Catwoman o Selina Kyle sa pelikula: “My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act.
“I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
Sinabi ito ng A-list star sa interview ng E! News.
Sa panayam naman ng Extra kay superstar Will Smith sa Charlie Mack’s 9th Annual ‘Party 4 Peace,’ wika nito: “That’s the reason why we’re doing what we’re doing here today…
“To hopefully, catch someone or stop someone before reaching that emotional space where that’s the emotional outlet that they have left.
“Our hearts go out to the families that are living through that tragedy, and we’re, you know, just hoping to be some small light here today.”
Kinuha rin ng Extra ang reaksyon ni Joe Jonas sa nasabing insidente: “I was devastated. I think it’s horrific and it’s senseless and it’s disgusting and I hope he’s put away and justice is served because it’s really sad.”
Ayon naman sa Bourne Legacy lead actor na si Jeremy Renner: “I think like everybody else…broken-hearted…it’s tragic and shocking.
“For me personally, my heart goes out to the families and the ripple effect of all the people that’s gonna affect ultimately…It’s very sad.”
Ganun din ang reaksyon ng 21 Jumpstreet star na si Jonah Hill: “It’s horrific and awful and that would feel horrible for anyone who felt any pain as a result.”
Tanong naman ng rapper-songwriter na si Will.I.Am: “Should we now put extra security in movie theaters or should we educate our kids more?
“Should parents be parents more and give them balance so they know that difference between entertainment and how to treat a fellow neighbor?”
Maging sa social networking site na Twitter ay nagpaabot ng pakikiramay ang ilang Hollywood celebrities:
Tiffany Thornon (theral Tiffany): So sad to hear about the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises midnight showing. Praying for the victims and their families.
John Stamos (@JohnStamos): what devastating news to wake up to. my heart is with everyone involved in the Aurora #theatershooting. what the world needs now is...
Nickelback (@Nickelback): We are sickened and saddened at the senseless tragedy in Aurora, CO. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible event.
LeBron James (@KingJames): 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.
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Just heard about the Colorado shooting...Wow, absolutely devastating. My heart goes out 2 the families that lost their loved 1’s. #StayStrong
Ryan Seacrest (RyanSeacrest ): Thinking about the families who were affected by this horrible incident in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jessica Simpson (JessicaSimpson ): Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless...
Chris Evans (ChrisEvans): what the hell is happening?? my heart is completely shattered. all of my thoughts and prayers are with the people of aurora
Mario Lopez (MarioLopezExtra): My thoughts & prayers go out to all the families of the victims of the senseless crime in Colorado. As a father, I’m devastated to hear such a tragedy occur. Going to hug my daughter a little tighter tonight... God bless
Larry King (kingsthings): We remain one of the few countries in the world where anyone in the world can get a gun. in this case a machine gun. This is absurd... Our hearts go out to the victims & family members in Colorado shootings
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN. Nagbigay din ng pahayag ang direktor ng pelikula na si Christopher Nolan, na nagsabi nang ang pangyayari ay isang “senseless tragedy.”
Ang buong statement ni Christopher Nolan:
“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 theater 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.”