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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting in Aurora Colorado: Hip-Hop Community Reacts on Twitter

Russell Simmons Alicia Keys Waka Flocka Flame
Dimitrios Kambouris / Pascal Le Segretain / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The hip-hop community have taken to Twitter to express their condolences in the wake of the horrible shooting that occurred at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on Friday (July 20). According to the Denver Post, a lone gunman, later identified as 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, opened fire in the theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, killing at least 12 people and injuring 59 people.

Celebs like Russell Simmons, Alicia Keys, Waka Flocka Flame, Bun B went to Twitter to send prayers to the victims and their families of this tragedy. The Roots' drummer Questlove was saddened but was also shocked by news that an infant was wounded in the shooting. He asked, “But why was a 3 month old at a midnight premiere?” We are happy to report that the 3-month-old infant did survive and was released from the hospital along with its mother who was also injured in the shooting. It was one of the few positive stories that came out of this horrific incident.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and the community of Aurora.


Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH): praying for the people of Aurora, Colorado.


Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys): My heart breaks for the victims, families and community of the Aurora shootings. My thoughts and prayers are with you all…


Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlockaBSM): My condolences and prayers go out to the victims and families in The #theatershooting .#ColdWorld


Vision Implementer (@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.


QTip (@QtipTheAbstract): Prayers go out to the families n friends of the victims n the wounded. Horrible tragedy. #aurora


Just Blaze (@JustBlaze): Regardless of all the differing opinions. Many lost their lives last night. Dont lose focus on the petty issues. There's a bigger picture.


Questo of The Roots (@questlove): Man. My heart goes out to the families who were effected by that terrorist act in Co. But why was a 3 month old at a midnight premiere? Man this is horrible. horrible.


Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli): My prayers go out to the families of the victims of the Colorado theater shooting. So sad.


Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah): Not happy about the babies being lost. Toronto, Chicago, & Colorado!


Masta Ace (@mastaace): Incident in Colorado movie theater is crazy! And very sad. Pray for the victims and their families.


LeBron James (@KingJames): Its just not fair that innocent people have to lose their lives over someone's selfish stupidity acts! My stomach is hurting over this...


Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu): Feeling sad, angry, numb...sending Love, Light & Healing to everyone affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.


MARSHA AMBROSIUS © (@MarshaAmbrosius): So sad! 12 killed, 50 injured in Aurora, CO. at movie theater. Bothers me so much because that was easily done. Disturbed!


Bun B (@BunBTrillOG): Please send us ur prayers, I have a neighbor killed and friend shot dead in aurora colorado. #theatershooting


TraeThaTruth (@TRAEABN): Prayers go out to The Victims In Colorado Shooting… Their Family, Kids and Loved Ones…..


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