Although officials have not released details of the victims identities, several of them have been identified by their families and friends. Victim Jessica Ghawi’s brother Jordan went to twitter yesterday to say “Let us remember the names of the victims and not the name of the coward who committed this act.” Here’s what we know so far about those who tragically lost their lives.
In his weekly address this morning, the President again mourned the victims in Aurora and offered federal resources to bring the shooter to justice. “Even as we come to learn how this happened and who’s responsible, we may never understand what leads anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings. Such evil is senseless — beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes someone to take the life of another, we do know what makes that life worth living.”
The Aurora police department says the Denver apartment belonging to James Holmes, the suspected shooter in last night’s shootings, is heavily booby trapped. His building and five neighboring buildings have been evacuated.
Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post urged his followers to retweet this video to remember Jessica rather than focusing on the shooter. Here she is interviewing hockey player Chris Summers, her first professional interview as an intern. It’s incredibly endearing, and equally heartbreaking.
Here’s the sequence of events at the Colorado movie theater where a gunman opened fire on a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
James Eagan Holmes is the 24-year old man in police custody for the shootings last night at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Details about his life are slowly emerging.