Shortly after a shooting during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," witnesses, family members and other social media users took to Twitter to share stories, condolences and, in some cases, ignorance.
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Jordan Ghawi, sibling to a shooting victim:
It appears that my sister has been fatally wounded in a mass shooting at a movie premiere in Denver, CO.— Jordan Ghawi (@JordanGhawi) July 20, 2012
Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in the Tucson shooting:
Gabby and I were horrified to hear of the tragedy in Colorado last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.— Mark Kelly (@ShuttleCDRKelly) July 20, 2012
KDVR/KWGN Denver reporter:
Toughest interview yet. 17yo kid wearing his batman shirt. Woman died in front of him.— justinjoseph (@justinjoseph) July 20, 2012
Matt Duchene, center for the Colorado Avalanche:
Prayers going out to those affected by the Aurora shooting last night. Make sure you give your loved ones a hug today and say a prayer— Matt Duchene (@Matt9Duchene) July 20, 2012
Mitchell J. Unrein, Denver Broncos DT:
Prayers 2 those who lost their lives in the shooting in Aurora. A cowardly act deserves no mercy!!! Put him down!!— Mitchell J. Unrein (@MitchellJUnrein) July 20, 2012
Peter Tebow, brother of former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow:
Pray for the ones who witnessed this tragedy. 3 people involved in the ministry I serve were there. #Aurora— Peter Tebow (@petertebow) July 20, 2012
Actress Zooey Deschanel:
I'm terribly sad to hear about what happened in Aurora, Co. last night, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy.— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 20, 2012
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this unthinkable #theatershooting.— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 20, 2012
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco:
My prayers and condolences to the victims and their families in Aurora, Colorado affected by this terrible tragedy...— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 20, 2012
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