Colorado and the Denver region awakened to the horrific news of the shooting at the multiplex movie theater in Aurora earlier this morning. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and want to express our sincerest sympathies to the victims and their families and to the entire community.
The Denver City Council commends the heroic efforts of the Aurora Police Department and area law enforcement assisting in this effort for containing the situation and quickly apprehending the gunman. We also praise the heroic efforts of area hospitals that have done an incredible job treating the victims. The City of Denver stands ready to assist our neighbors in Aurora. Our hearts and prayers are with you.