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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting in Aurora, Colorado – Rockers React on Twitter

Dark Knight Rises Shooting in Colorado
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On early Friday morning (July 20) as movie-goers piled in to the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., to see the new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises', the unthinkable happened. An armed gunman with a gas mask entered the venue, threw tear gas into the theater and then fired random gunshots into the audience. As of the latest reports, 12 people are dead and at present count 38 other patrons are seriously wounded, including a 3-month old baby. Police have arrested 24-year-old James Holmes, who surrendered to authorities behind the movie theater. As the music community woke up to the horrific news this morning, several rockers, including Nickelback, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, are weighing in on Twitter with their thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. Read what they have to say in their Tweets below:

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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.

 
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Nonpoint (@nonpoint): This world is sick, our thoughts and prayers to all those affected in the Colorado shooting.

 
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RED (@redmusiconline): Our prayers go out to those affected by the shooting in Colorado.

 
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Philip Labonte (@philthatremains): Condolences to the families affected in Colorado.

 
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DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN): HORRIFIC; BBC News – Batman US cinema shooting: 12 dead in Colorado

 
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Joe Perry (@JoePerry): My heart goes out to all the victims and their families of the terrible tragedy in Colorado.

 
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DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN): DID THEY HAVE A SALE ON “CRAZY” LATELY OR SOMETHING? HONESTLY???!!

 
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Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx): Breaks my heart hearing the news about the shooting's in Aurora, Colorado.My prayers and thoughts go out to the families and victims.

 

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