Live blog: Multimedia From Witnesses, Victims of Tragic Colorado Shooting (VIDEO)

Live blog: Multimedia From Witnesses, Victims of Tragic Colorado Shooting (VIDEO)
By Amanda Walgrove
  • A gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colorado theater, leaving 14 dead and over 50 injured. Witness accounts are starting to crop up and go viral on social networks and throughout the Internet.

    Redditor, themurderator, responded to a thread about the shooting, where he wrote “i am one of the 50 wounded in the aurora theatre shooting. here are a few photos of my very lucky but nonethless terrifying brush with death. my thoughts go out to those less fortunate than me.” His pictures are taken in the hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound. Click here for more pictures. Warning: graphic.

  • Chris Ramos, a witness who was in the theater during the shooting, was interviewed on CNN around 1 PM ET. He’s now trending on Twitter, where you can find pictures of him holding his ticket stub.

    Among the 39 injured people at the shooting in Aurora was Zack Golditch, a football commit from Gateway High School in Aurora. He is committed to play for the Colorado State Rams, and after the incident, he went on his Twitter account and thanked God and paid condolences to the victims.




  • Listen to the audio as police respond the shooting at the Century 16 in Aurora Colorado. This video was put together by USA Today, and you can hear the officers responding to a person who has been shot in the leg as well as requesting gas masks.

  • These touching tribute photographs were shared by local broadcast journalist.

  • This photo has also been widely shared on Twitter. It shows aspiring broadcast journalist, Jessica Ghawi, who was killed during the incident early Friday morning. The original tweet, shared by friend Natalie Tejeda, has been retweeted more than 1,200 times. Ghawi was working as an intern at 104.3 the Fan, a radio station in Denver.


  • Jessica Redfield, fatal victim of the Colorado shooting, wrote this blog post back in June, describing her luck after narrowly escaping a mall shooting in Toronto. It has gone viral on Tumblr: *Note: MSNBC reports that Jessica Redfield was a pseudonym for the above Jessica Ghawi.

    I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.

    I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.

    Redditors have created a comprehensive timeline of the Aurora massacre, helping to fully update an incident report.

    James Holmes is the name of suspect in custody for the shooting, and on Facebook, a man with a similar name who lives in nearby Littleton had received enough friend request from people who presumably thought he was the suspect that he decided to respond. He posted this public response on his Facebook page early on Friday, addressing the random people and clearing up the confusion. His post has been shared 230 times as of this publishing.

    Here is a photo sent from the University of Colorado Denver, were suspect in custody James Holmes was a PhD student. The Denver Channel’s official twitter account tweeted the photo.


    Sports columnist for the Denver Post Mark Kiszla encouraged people to share this video package featuring a bright and joyous Jessica Ghawi, demonstrating her skills as a reporter.


    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has released a statement via Colorado’s tourism Facebook page:

    Esteban L. Hernandez was a contributing reporter on this piece.