Statements from Colorado State Leaders on the Aurora theater tragedy
DENVER— Members of the Colorado State Senate expressed the shock and horror felt by all Coloradans as they awoke to news reports of the 12 Coloradans killed and 58 injured in the theatre shooting in Aurora.
Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) issued the following statement on behalf the Senate:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to those injured and to those who lost family members in this horrendous act of depravity. We must come together as a community to provide support to all those harmed by this tragedy, and we must be resolved to do everything within our power to guard against it ever happening again."
Senate Majority Leader John Morse (D-Colorado Springs):
"My heart goes out to the victims and their families as they endure this senseless violence. I also thank our first responders—paramedics, firefighters and police officers—who worked so hard to minimize the carnage and start the healing for both the victims and the community."
Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), whose district includes the theater where the shooting took place:
"Aurora is my community and a place I know and love. My heart goes out to all those hurt and to the families of those who lost loved ones. This act is not representative of the people who live our community. We are of course, horrified at this violence. "
"The precious gift of life can so easily be snuffed out by the lunacy of one crazed individual. Let us reaffirm our faith in community and the goodness of people, and let us come together in support of our neighbors and friends who need much from us."