President Barack Obama, Ghostface Killah, Just Blaze, Chad Ochocinco, Masta Ace and more have all come forward to send their condolences and react to the deadly Dark Knight Rises Colorado massacre.
The president issued a formal statement on the Colorado massacre Friday (July 20) morning.
“Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come.” (Statement)
Wu-Tang Clan‘s Ghostface Killah took note of the Colorado shooting and other out-of-state incidents.
“Not happy about the babies being lost. Toronto, Chicago, & Colorado!,” he tweeted July 20th. (Ghostface Killah’s Twitter)
Just Blaze took a firm stance against the man responsible for killing 12 moviegoers.
“Don’t believe in the death penalty. But put that dude in Colorado under the jail forever with nothing of the pics of those he killed.” (Just Blaze’s Twitter)
NFL star wide receiver Chad Ochocinco acknowledged the deadly shooting.
“My prayers and condolences to the victims and their families in Aurora, Colorado affected by this terrible tragedy…” (Chad Ochocinco’s Twitter)
New York rap veteran Masta Ace asked his Twitter followers to send prayers to the Colorado victims.
“Incident in Colorado movie theater is crazy! And very sad. Pray for the victims and their families.” (Masta Ace’s Twitter)
Music production team The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League took direct aim at the shooter.
“Sick bastard RT @BreakingNews: The Paris premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ canceled due to Colorado shootings – @THR http://bit.ly/Pq1vmw” (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League’s Twitter)
Reports of the Colorado massacre surfaced online early Friday.
Earlier Friday, 24-year-old Aurora resident James Holmes was named as the suspect who shot at least 14 people dead and wounded dozens more. Police caught him in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters; he claimed he had explosive devices in his apartment, which led to evacuation of buildings in the area. (The Hollywood Reporter)