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    July 22, 2012

    VOTW: AURORA SHOOTING - A TRAGIC DAY THAT REMINDS YOU LIFE IS VERY FRAGILE

    The tragedy that struck on Friday inside the cinema of Century 16, Aurora, Colorado is regarded as one of the worst shooting incidences in the American history. The tragedy killed 12 and injured at least 58 others, when they were supposed to enjoy the midnight screening for the year's most anticipated movie - The Dark Knight Rises. Screening was only about 20 minutes in when a masked and armored man who identified himself as Joker and walked into the theater, splurging tear gas and random bullets at the audiences. The suspect of the shooting, James Holmes, 24, a drop out from med school of Neuroscience was apprehended moments after shooting. No one will ever understand that behind his calm, geeky and shy appearance, he will eventually becomes the monster, nor will anyone can figure out his real motive of the shooting incidence.

    The aftermath of the incident was recorded on a mobile phone:



    ABC News runs a story about one of the victim, Jessica Ghawi, 25, an aspiring sport journalist with cheer and fun dimensions definitely made her a bubbly girl. Alas, life is indeed fragile! I posted this video on this blog post because I believe this story of Jessica Ghawi, is enough to evoke some beating hearts in you, to serve as a reminder of how life is so fragile. Watch the video at this link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdThkqKU2gQ

    Ghawi encountered the same horror of shooting last month in an incident in Toronto, Canada. She survived that shooting.

    TDKR director Christopher Nolan issued a statement in response to the incident yesterday:
    Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.


    I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.


    The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.


    Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.
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