(NEW YORK) — A shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., Friday has left at least 12 people dead and 50 others injured. It has also shaken the entertainment industry.
Warner Bros., the studio behind the final film in the Batman trilogy, released a statement saying, “Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
The studio has also canceled the premiere that was set for Friday in Paris, due to the shootings.
Other celebrities have also tweeted their condolences:
Whoopi Goldberg: “Hearts and Prayers to all affected by the craziness in Colorado.”
Eva Longoria: “My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families…”
Billy Ray Cyrus: “Oh no ! Just woke up and turned on the news “14 dead 50 hurt in Batman movie shooting”. Praying for victims. So sorry and sad”
Russell Simmons: “praying for the people of Aurora, Colorado.”
Lebron James: “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.”
Paula Deen: “My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado this morning.”
Ben Savage: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Colorado affected by this terrible tragedy.”
James Harden: “SMH. Sick people. My love and prayers go out to all the people involved with Aurora Colorado.”
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Jim Bennett, Deseret News
Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com