Director Christopher Nolan has released a statement following the tragic movie theater shooting that occurred in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight screening of his film, The Dark Knight Rises.
With the death toll at 12, the injury count now being reported at 59--up from 38 this morning--and the police apparently working to disarm a series of booby traps the suspect left in his apartment, the story continues to worsen.
Read what Nolan had to say below:
“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.”