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"The Dark Knight Rises" Theater Shooting -- Stars Show Sympathy Online

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UPDATE: Director Christopher Nolan just released this statement:

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of “The Dark Knight Rises”, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

UPDATE:
"The Dark Knight Rises" star Gary Oldman, who is currently out of the country, tells toofab "My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act."



12 are dead and another 58 injured after a horrific movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." A suspect -- James Homes -- is in custody.

Since news broke, President Barack Obama, Warner Bros. and celebrities have been expressing condolences and prayers for those injured.

"As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors," President Barack Obama said in a statement.

The President also gave a speech about the shooting -- watch it below:



"Warner Bros. is 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 behind the film said in another statement.

Celebrities have been taking to Twitter for their reactions:

Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake
So saddened to hear of the tragic theatre shooting last night in Aurora, Colorado. Sending my prayers to the victims and their families.

Samuel L. Jackson @SamuelLJackson
I hope none of you were in that Colo. theater last nite! Heartfelt sympathy for all victims & families.

Kris Jenner @KrisJenner
My heart goes out to all the families who are suffering today in colorado in the wake of such a senseless tragedy...Praying for you...

Lea Michele @msleamichele
My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting in Colorado early this morning. Such a tragedy. Sending prayers to all.

Cory Monteith @CoryMonteith
guns don't kill people, people do etc.. but until we can fix society somehow you probably shouldn't be able to buy AR-15's at a fishing shop

Whitney Port @whitneyEVEport
So devastated to hear about what happened in Colorado. My heart goes out to all the family & friends who have been affected by this tragedy.

Colton Haynes @ColtonLHaynes
My prayers go out to the families of those affected by the senseless act that James Holmes committed. Also to his family. Breaks my heart

Rachel Dratch @TheRealDratch
Nice of Obama to speak against "senseless violence" but WHEN IS ANY LEADER going to grow a pair and move to ban assault rifles & Glocks?

Nick Jonas @nickjonas
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the shooting last night in Colorado. This news is so sad.

Jessica Simpson @JessicaSimpson
Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless...

Mario Lopez @MarioLopezExtra
My thoughts & prayers go out to all the families of the victims of the senseless crime in Colorado. As a father, I'm devastated to hear... ...such a tragedy occur. Going to hug my daughter a little tighter tonight... God bless

Pauly D @DJPaulyD
My condolences and prayers go out to the victims and families in The #theatershooting #tragic #ColoradoShooting

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi @snooki
My prayers go out to the victims and families of the Colorado theater shooting. #justicewillbeserved

William Shatner @WilliamShatner
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the horrific shooting in Colorado. My best, Bill

Adrienne Maloof @AdrienneMaloof
Just heard the horrific news about the Colorado shooting! I am stunned, and so saddened. Sending thoughts and prayers to all involved.

Ian Somerhalder @iansomerhalder
My heart&those of many go out to the victims of #Aurora shooting last night.WHF is our world coming to?Pls,pls we must change.Seriously.

Whoopi Goldberg @whoopigoldberg
We Gotta stop looking for reasons here there is no reason only irrational acts by irrational people. All we can do is try 2 bring comfort. a mad man has shattered lives forever in Colorado To everyone who helped folks get to safety in that theatre THANK YOU for your bravery

Chris Evans @chrisevans
what the hell is happening?? my heart is completely shattered. all of my thoughts and prayers are with the people of aurora

Nancy Pelosi @nancypelosi
Our thoughts + prayers are w/ Coloradans as they grapple with the random, senseless act of violence that took the lives of innocent people.

John McCain ‏@SenJohnMcCain
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the senseless tragedy in #Aurora, Colorado, and their families

Lisa Rinna @lisarinna
My heart and prayers goes out to the people of Aurora colorado. Senseless violence and killing has to stop. Tragic.

Nancy Grace @nancygracehln
Praying for the victims & their families.

Julie Benz @juliebenz
in tears watching news footage of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims & their families.

Edgar Wright @edgarwright
My thoughts go out to everyone in Colorado right now.

Cheryl Burke @cherylburke
My heart goes out to all the families and victims in Aurora, Colorado. This is insane!!

Tabatha Coffey @tabathacoffey
Prayers and thought to all of those affected in Colorado shooting what a tragedy

LuAnn de Lesseps @countessluann
What a tragedy in Colorado. Prayers to all the families.

Eva Longoria @evalongoria
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 @billyraycyrus
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.

Paula Deen @paula_deen
My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado this morning.

Harry Shum Jr. @iharryshum
My heart goes out to all the victims in Colorado. This is just insane.

Alyssa Milano @alyssa_milano
No. Colorado shooting. My heart aches. Prayers for the victims and families.

Tyrese Gibson @tyrese
These are really the end of our days. People devious crimes are getting worst and worst.. In a theater.? My prayers to the family I'm so sad

Henry Winkler @hwinkler4real
what are we doing to one another? the glue that holds us together is slowly starting to loosen these events are more and more frequent >RIP

Olivia Munn @oliviamunn
My sincerest condolences to the victims and families in Colorado. So sad, so mindless.

Ryan Seacrest @ryanseacrest
Thinking about the families who were affected by this horrible incident in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ryan Lochte @ryanlochte
I'm so sorry to hear of the tragedy in Colorado. My prayers are with the families & friends of the victims.

Kaley Cuoco @kaleycuoco
Colorado omg.. Praying for the families...this is sick

Kelly Cutrone @peoplesrev
Do we need to go through metal detectors just to see a movie - What is happening to our society? Prayers to Colorado and the world xK

Melissa Gorga @melissagorga
I'm watching the news... My heart goes out to those Colorado families. This is devastating. I'm praying for the 3 month old.

Deborah Cox ‏@Deborah_Cox
Sad news about the shooting in Colorado. My prayers and thoughts go out to all those families.

LeBron James ‏@KingJames
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.

Damian McGinty ‏@damianmcginty
My heart goes out to the people of Colorado. Such a sad day. Life is so precious.

Deena Nicole Cortese ‏@DeenaNicoleMTV
My prayers go out to the victims and there families in the Aurora Colorado theatre shooting.. So sad

JoeQuesada ‏@JoeQuesada (Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer)
Simply horrific news. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those in Colorado but at the end of the day there are no words.

Dick Vitale ‏@DickieV
My God what a disaster in Colorado- just learned of this tragedy - heart pains 4 all of those innocent ppl .Sad that u can' go to a movie.

Tia Mowry ‏@TiaMowry
My prayers and thoughts go out to the victims in Colorado. #prayersaregoingup!

Shannon Elizabeth ‏@ShannonElizab
My heart & prayers go out to the victims, families & survivors in Aurora, Colorado last night. It's so tragic, sad & pointless for that horrible man to do what he did. I'll never understand how somebody can have so little regard for human life & feel they have the right to take that away in an instant. Makes me so sad.

David Hasselhoff ‏@DavidHasselhoff
My heart goes out to all the parents and friends of the lovely people in Colorado please stop close your eyes and say a prayer for them !

Samantha Giancola ‏@MTVsammi
My deepest sympathy love and prayers go out to the victims and families in Colorado.

Devon Sawa ‏@DevonESawa
I'm so sorry Colorado. Horrible News. -- Stay strong.

Shaunie O'Neal ‏@ShaunieONeal
My heart goes out to all of the victims in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with their families at this time.

Joel Osteen ‏@JoelOsteen
Please join us in #praying for all the families and victims in Colorado.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson ‏@jessetyler
All my thoughts are with the victims & victims families in Colorado. So incredibly sad & senseless.

Grant Gustin ‏@grantgust
My heart breaks for the victims, friends, and family members in Aurora, Colorado. What an unbelievable and disgusting tragedy. Just awful.

Carmelo Anthony ‏@carmeloanthony
Just got to Barcelona and heard about what's going on in Colorado. Praying for all those families

Amber Patrice Riley ‏@MsAmberPRiley
I just don't understand y. Prayers to the family/friends.

Bryan Greenberg ‏@bryangreenberg
Awful news about the Colorado Dark Knight shooting. Thoughts go out to all the victims. #GunControlNow

Kevin Durant ‏@KDTrey5
Prayers were sent up to everybody that was involved in the shooting in Colorado

Cobie Smulders ‏@CobieSmulders
My heart goes out to the families involved in the horrific tragedy in Aurora Colorado. I just can't believe it,

Pauley Perrette ‏@PauleyP
Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the wake of the Colorado tragedy.

Chris Daughtry ‏@CHRIS_Daughtry
Woke up to the AWFUL news of the shooting in Auroro, Colorado and it sickens me to my core! My prayers go out to the victims families.

Carson Daly ‏@CarsonDaly
Praying for those affected in #Aurora. Tragic beyond all belief. God bless you.

Sara Bareilles ‏@SaraBareilles
I am so overwhelmed by the horrific events in Colorado. So sad for the victims and their families. Sending love and prayers. #aurora

Victoria Justice ‏@VictoriaJustice
Just heard about the Colorado shooting...Wow,absolutely devastating. My heart goes out 2 the families that lost their loved 1's. #StayStrong

Michael Ealy ‏@MichaelEaly
Prayers to all the victims and their families in colorado. Sad sign of the times. We can and must do better! Live fully 2day. #truly

Tom Arnold ‏@TomArnold
So sad for all the victims and the people of Colorado. My wife is from there and still crying. It's a sad day for all of us.

Julianne Hough ‏@juliannehough
My heart is so heavy! Don't take for granted the air we breath the people that touch us and the people we touch! #BeKindtoday

Ian Somerhalder ‏@iansomerhalder
My heart&those of many go out to the victims of #Aurora shooting last night.WHF is our world coming to?Pls,pls we must change.Seriously.

Kal Penn ‏@kalpenn
Such awful news to wake up to out in Colorado.

Dominic Monaghan ‏@DomsWildThings
Aurora we are thinking of you.

John Stamos ‏@JohnStamos
what devastating news to wake up to. my heart is with everyone involved in the Aurora #theatershooting. what the world needs now is...

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of “The Dark Knight Rises”, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.  The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

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