‘Dark Knight Rises’ Colorado Shooting – Joe Perry, Nikki Sixx + More React on Twitter
The world awoke Friday (July 20) to the horrible news coming out of Colorado that armed gunman James Holmes entered a Friday morning showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colo., tossed a canister of tear gas into the showing, and while wearing a gas mask he proceeded to fire random gunshots into the crowd.
Reports Friday morning counted 12 dead and 38 other patrons seriously wounded including a three-month-old infant. Police arrested Holmes, who surrendered to authorities behind the movie theater.
As details reached people around the world, several classic rock favorites have chimed in via Twitter with their comments.
Three Dog Night offered, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the families of the horrible tragedy in Aurora, Colo."
Poison's Bret Michaels, via his Tumblr account, stated, "We have a lot of friends in & around the Aurora, Colo. area. Our thoughts & prayers go out to them & all those affected by this senseless tragedy. #remainstrong."
The Ultimate Classic Rock staff offers their own personal condolences to those affected by this tragedy.