By now most of you know about the tragic shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Here are some links about several of the issues and responses in the aftermath.
- Buzzfeed has a put together a pretty comprehensive timeline of the events last night tracking Twitter, YouTube, and police scanners.
- Here’s what we know about the suspect, James Holmes.
- President Obama released a statement this morning about the shooting. He urges that, “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.”
- Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, also commented on the tragedy saying, “Friday is a time to grieve and remember the lives lost in the Colorado shootings.”
- One of the victims – a young women named Jessica Redfield – tweeted moments before the shooting took place. What’s even more tragic is that she narrowly escaped the Toronto Eaton Center shooting a little over a month ago. She wrote about it at length on her blog.
- The event has brought about the return of the gun control debate. But many claim this is not the time for that.
- CNN Belief shares how many in Aurora look to faith in the midst of the agony after the shooting.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
–The Book of Common Prayer 1979