One Year Aurora shooting Remembered

Aurora Theater Shooting Remembered One Year Later

Aurora, CO — The Aurora theater shooting was remembered on Saturday, exactly one year after a masked gunman entered through the Exit Only door of Century 16 and fired, killing 12 people, wounding 70, and striking fear into the hearts of 300 more.

The shooting happened on July 20, 2012 during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. While the drama of that night is gone, the alleged shooter is behind bars, and hospital visits are over for the victims, the pain and scars of that night still remain.

The city of Aurora remembered the massacre on Saturday with a community gathering on the lawn of the Aurora Municipal Center, according to NBC News.

The ceremony included songs, prayers, and addresses by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. After that, volunteers spent the day working in the community, creating a memorial garden, building a healing wall, and sorting medical supplies for area hospitals.

But the Aurora theater shooting victims were in the minds and hearts of all. Killed in the rampage were: John Thomas Larimer, 27; Rebecca Wingo, 32; Alexander Sullivan, 27; Alexander J. (A.J.) Boik, 18; Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6; Jessica Ghawi, 24; Gordon Cowden, 51; Micayla Medek, 23; Matthew McQuinn, 27; Jonathan Blunk, 26; Jesse Childress, 29; and Alexander Teves, 24.

The midnight massacre lasted just two minutes, but it was enough to change the lives of hundreds of families. Parents, siblings, and survivors participated in remembrance ceremonies and spiritual and mental health counselors were made available for those who attended the ceremonies.

Victims Of Aurora Theater Shooting