Aurora Theater Shooting

11:10am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney: Now Is The Time 'To Remember How Much We Love One Another'

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:23 pm

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney who was in Bow, New Hampshire for a campaign event addressed the mass shooting in Colorado, during a speech this afternoon.

Romney said he was addressing the nation, not as "political candidate," but as "a father, a grandfather, a husband, an American." Now, he said, "is the time to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another and how much we love and how much we care for our great country."

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10:30am

Fri July 20, 2012
It's All Politics

Movie-Theater Shootings Put Presidential Politics On Hold

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 4:56 pm

President Obama turned a planned campaign speech in Fort Myers, Fla., into a brief statement about the shooting rampage. He asked the audience to join him in a moment of silence for the victims.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

(Updated @ 1:11 pm ET)

As deeply as the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., shocked the national conscience, they also quickly affected the U.S. political scene, with both major party presidential campaigns ripping up their scripts for Friday, and the mayor of the nation's largest city using the issue to put the candidates on the spot on gun control.

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10:01am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Shooting Suspect Described As 'Recluse'

Originally published on Sat July 21, 2012 12:40 pm

A photo of James Holmes released by the University of Colorado Denver.
University of Colorado Denver

Authorities have identified 24-year-old James Holmes as the suspect in the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

According to witnesses, the gunman showed up at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire. Quoting a federal law enforcement official, the AP reports the gunman had an assault rifle, a shotgun and two pistols."

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9:27am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

President Obama: 'Such Violence, Such Evil is Senseless; It's Beyond Reason'

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 1:22 pm

In a speech from Fort Myers, Fla., President Obama said today was "a day for prayer and reflection."

The President cancelled a planned campaign event and instead addressed the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. He asked those gathered to pause for a moment of silence to remember the victims.

"Even as we learn how this happened and who's responsible, we may never understand what leads anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings like this," Obama said. "Such violence, such evil is senseless; it's beyond reason."

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9:24am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Theater Shooting Adds To List Of Violent Colorado Incidents

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 2:26 pm

Police gathered at the east entrance of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999, after two teen students went on a shooting rampage before turning the weapons on themselves.
Mark Leffingwell AFP/Getty Images

The shooting spree that killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens more at a movie theater in a Denver suburb Friday is one of a number of violent episodes in Colorado in recent years.

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