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With the country still reeling from the horrific tragedy that took place late Friday night at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, more and more information is being revealed about the young man responsible for it all, as well as how its devastation continues to affect those directly - and indirectly - associated with it.
Two more victims of the devastating shooting have been revealed to be six-year-old Veronica Moser, whose mother remains in critical condition, and 27-year-old Navy sailor Matthew McQuinn, who died after jumping in front of his girlfriend and blocking her from a bullet's path.
Meanwhile, authorities with FBI are still struggling to disarm and preserve the extremely sophisticated explosive devices left by shooter James Holmes in his apartment, which they confirm were "designed to kill."
Holmes was also revealed to have set up a Match.com profile when a young woman, identified only as Diana, revealed that she received him as a potential interest from the website only hours after the news broke of the shooting. This profile's headline matched that of his on AdultFriendFinder: "Will you visit me in prison?"
While reports also surfaced that he may have had an accomplice in the shooting with a former doctorate classmate, authorities quickly clarified that he was merely an "associate of Holmes" who had not yet been in contact with police, and had since been interviewed.
This was further proven to be true when it was confirmed that he had legally obtained a AR-15 assault rifle, Remmington 12-guage shotgun, 40-caliber glock handgun, and the 40-caliber glock himself.
Dark Knight Rises star Anne Hathaway followed in the footsteps of her co-star and director by releasing a statement regarding the tragedy, and
expressed that her heart was broken "for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act."
Studio bosses, in the meantime, held true to their word and withheld the box office numbers for the weekend, despite reports circulating that The Dark Knight Rises had made $160 million. They also canceled the film's premieres in Mexico and Japan, while contemplating whether or not to cut a scene from the upcoming crime drama Gangster Squad in which members of the mob opened fired on an unsuspecting audience in a movie theater…or just delay the film entirely.
Lastly, President Barack Obama flew up to Aurora, Colorado today to visit with the victims of this awful tragedy and their families, as well as local officials.
James Holmes is expected to make his first appearance in court tomorrow morning.
In the meantime, we once again send as much love, light, and prayer as we can to everyone still struggling to make sense of this all.
[Image via AP Images.]