Mass Shooting at 'Batman' Premiere in Colorado Sparks Local Reaction

5:02 PM, Jul 20, 2012   |    comments
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SILVER SPRING, Md (WUSA) - Montgomery County police kept a precautionary watch over theaters screening "The Knight Rises" on Friday in the wake of the tragic premiere night shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

"We have no indication or information that there are any threats in this area," said police chief Thomas Manger in a written statement. "We just want to calm any public concern."

The reaction comes after the mass shooting that left 12 dead and dozens of others injured in Aurora, Colorado at a movie theater early Friday morning, during the 'Batman' movie premiere.  

At the Majestic Theater in Silver Spring, there was no sign that the tragedy slowed the stream of moviegoers arriving to see screenings of the latest Batman film which was being shown throughout the day every 15 minutes.

"Batman wouldn't be scared of them, so I shouldn't be either," said moviegoer Donny Storms. "You can't live your life in fear or the people who committed acts have already won," Storms said.







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