‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting in Aurora, Colorado: Country Artists React
Like the rest of America, country stars are waking up to learn of last night’s tragedy at a ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve were killed and dozens more injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowd waiting for the movie to begin. Country artists Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels and Steel Magnolia‘s Meghan Linsey are just a few hurt, angered or a confused by the shooting massacre.
According to reports in the Denver Post, emergency crews were alerted of the shooting at 12:30AM local time. The alleged gunman – 24-year-old James Holmes — was arrested behind the cinema without incident. Moviegoers say he released canisters of tear gas before opening fire. “Watching the news…so so sad. Pray for those victims & families,” Whitney Duncan tweeted as she learned the news.
(Note: Initial reports listed 14 dead and 50 injured, but those numbers have since been modified).
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.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) July 20, 2012
I am so sad/angry/confused to see Colorado, one my favorite states have to endure such pain over and over and over. What do we do?
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) July 20, 2012
Get ready for the gun control bunch to start howling.If they have their way only thugsand murderers will have guns,laws dont effect them — Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) July 20, 2012
Watching the news…so so sad. Pray for those victims & families. #coloradoshooting
— Whitney Duncan (@whitneyduncan) July 20, 2012