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A moving story arrived today as two of the survivors of the terrible Aurora, Colo., shooting that left 12 people dead at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" have spoken out about their recent return to the theater to finish watching the movie.
"It was vitally important to go back as soon as possible to the movie theater and finish watching 'The Dark Knight Rises.' The shooter's intent was to cause fear, injury and death. We escaped injury and death," Jennifer Keavey Lader wrote for The Daily Beast. "But we both refuse to let fear consume us.
"If we let fear overtake us and prevent us from living bold, authentic lives, the shooter — and other murderers like him — wins." Get More »
It can feel all but impossible to respond to an act of violence too senseless to truly understand, but that isn't stopping the "Dark Knight Rises" stars from trying.
On July 20, we all awoke to horrifying news. A devastating mass shooting took place at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., leaving 12 dead and dozens of other victims wounded. A suspect has been identified in the heinous crime, but the victims, families and the Aurora community at large are still far from healing. Get More »
Reactions to the horrific Colorado shooting that left 12 dead during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last Friday morning continues to pour in, with stars Anne Hathaway and Gary Oldman joining the rest of the nation in offering their sympathies to the victims and their families.
"My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act," Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the film, said in a statement to E! Online. "I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." Get More »
As details begin to emerge on the mass shooting in Colorado at last night's premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" that left 12 dead and 38 wounded, Warner Bros. has joined President Obama and others in offering their condolences, according to MTV.
"Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident," the statement from the studio read. "We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
In a sad twist of fate, one of those victims, sportscaster Jessica Redfield, narrowly escaped a mass shooting at a Toronto mall just last month, according to MTV News.
MTV is also reporting that the family of the suspected shooter, James Holmes, has released a statement as well, saying that "our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved." Meanwhile, police investigating Holmes are reporting that his apartment may have been booby trapped with explosives.
For full coverage of the shooting, head to MTV News.
Today's news that a man opened fire in a Colorado theater and killed 12 people attending a midnight release of "The Dark Knight Rises" is as shocking as it is sad and senseless. Unfortunately, however, violence inside movie theaters isn't unprecedented, because while this is the worst incident of violence in the history of American cinema, it's far from the first.
And judging by the increasing frequency of movie theater violence, it's probably not the last. Get More »
It's a question we thought we'd never need to ask: Are you going to see "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend?
In light of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., people are no longer wondering how many times they'll see the film, but if they want to keep their plans to spend time in the multiplex watching the finale to Christopher Nolan's epic superhero trilogy at all.