The Dark Knight Rises shooting that killed 12 and left dozens wounded in Aurora, Colorado has shocked the nation.
Homeland Security Adviser John O. Brennan informed President Obama of the horrific event at 5:26am during a campaign trip to Palm Beach, Florida.
Deeply saddened by the chaos, he released the following statement:
"Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time."
Many celebrities have been disturbed by the shooting as well.
Sharing their thoughts via Twitter, here's what the stars are saying:
"Thinking about the families who were affected by this horrible incident in Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
"My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families…"
"Hearts and Prayers to all affected by the craziness in Colorado."
"My sincerest condolences to the victims and families in Colorado. So sad, so mindless."
"This shooting in Colorado is beyond horrific. Such upsetting news."
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"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."
"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."
"My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado this morning."
"My heart goes out to the people of Colorado. Such a sad day. Life is so precious."
"Waking up to the awful news about the Colorado shootings… My thoughts & prayers go out to the families of all those affected #Colorado"
"My heart goes out to all the families and victims in Aurora, Colorado. This is insane!!"
"In shock reading about what happened at the theater in Aurora, CO… Could have been any of us. My heart is heavy for everyone affected."
"My heart goes out to all the families of the victims in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. Fucking horrific."
"praying for the people of Aurora, Colorado."
"Guns are not it. Prayers for the people affected by the craziness in Colorado. :( "
"Just heard about the Denver shootings.. My prayers go out to all the families… "
"Good morning everyone. This news about the Colorado shooting is so sad. Sending up prayers and strength to everyone involved!"
We're sending as much love and light to the family and friends of those killed and the wounded as we can. Sooo sad!
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