Video: In-Depth Coverage of the Aurora Theater Tragedy, 9PM Sunday
FOX31 Denver has in-depth coverage of the Aurora theater tragedy:
- Eli Stokols has the details on President Obama’s visit with victims
- Justin Joseph has the latest on the suspect
- Mark Meredith spoke with friends of one victim
- Kim Posey has details of the Aurora vigil where thousands gathered to remember the victims
Thousands gather to remember victims at vigil
By Kim Posey | FOX31 Denver
AURORA, Colo. — Thousands of people attended the prayer vigil for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting at the Aurora Municipal Center Sunday night. Victims and family members were honored, along with first responders.
Family members wept as the names of each of the 12 people killed were read aloud. But there were crowds of people standing behind them, wanting to show their support. Many came with signs and candles.
“Just to show the victims of the tragedy that we aren’t afraid to go out and we love them and support them,” said Briana Gillespie.
Steve Hogan, the Mayor of Aurora, told the crowd that this horrible act of violence does not define the city, but the incredible acts of heroes do.
“Because of them more lives weren’t lost and more harm wasn’t done,” he said.
Governor Hickenlooper agreed. He told the crowd he refuses to say the gunman’s name. He also had a message for the victims and their families.
“Our community is here for you. Colorado is here for you and always will be.”