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