[ View the story "Uproar online after 12 killed at #TheaterShooting" on Storify] Uproar online after 12 killed at #TheaterShooting One victim of the shooting escaped a similar June attack.
Storified by The Stream · Fri, Jul 20 2012 10:30:53
@jessespector MOVIE DOESN'T START FOR 20 MINUTESJessica Redfield
Just last month, Redfield had narrowly escaped death at another
shooting in Toronto, Canada
. She wrote about that shooting in a blog post on June 5:
I can’t get this odd feeling out of my chest. This empty, almost sickening feeling won’t go away. I noticed this feeling when I was in the Eaton Center in Toronto just seconds before someone opened fire in the food court. An odd feeling which led me to go outside and unknowingly out of harm‘s way. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around how a weird feeling saved me from being in the middle of a deadly shooting.
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.
I feel like I am overreacting about what I experienced. But I can’t help but be thankful for whatever caused me to make the choices that I made that day. My mind keeps replaying what I saw over in my head. I hope the victims make a full recovery. I wish I could shake this odd feeling from my chest. The feeling that’s reminding me how blessed I am. The same feeling that made me leave the Eaton Center. The feeling that may have potentially saved my life.
Family members and friends of Redfield, who also went by the last name Ghawi, are taking to Twitter to express their grief.
It appears that my sister has been fatally wounded in a mass shooting at a movie premiere in Denver, CO.Jordan Ghawi
Devastated. Lost a very close friend in the shooting last night. @JessicaRedfield came to Denver to pursue sports career. I'm shakingPeter Burns
Others, some who did not even know Redfield, have also expressed their sorrow, using #RIPJessica. Redfield's name is also trending in the US.
Very sad to have lost up and coming hockey broadcaster @JessicaRedfield in Denver last night. A well-respected young pro. #RIPJessicaMark Spector Sports
Jessica Redfield avoided being shot in the Toronto shootings almost a month ago, but was killed this morning in CO. Unbelievable.#RIPJessicaMichelle Soto
Just awful reading all the news out of Colorado. Too many lives cut short. Aspiring hockey journalist, Jessica Redfield. #RIPJessicaSheldon Smith
Please trend #RIPJessica in memory of @JessicaRedfield one of the victims of the #theatershootingStefanie C.
#RIPJessica OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY OF JESSICA REDFIELD. AND ALL THOSE THAT WENT THROUGH THIS HORRIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE.Kristin siebers
Other trending hashtags are #theatershooting and #batmanpremiere.
12 killed, 38 injured, & the youngest patient was only 3 months old. R-t for respect. (If u don't hv a heart keep scrolling #theatershootingReal Tweets™
Thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the #TheaterShooting RIP. Alex West
Speechless. I would've been there if not for some friends who needed me. #batmanpremiere #Godwinkhoneybooboo
People Now Shoot Up Movie Theatres, Not Just Colleges Anymore! #sad #aurora #batmanpremiereMateo Villarreal
Amateur video footage purportedly of the aftermath of the shooting can be seen below.
14 Dead In Colorado Theater Shooting - iPhone video - Dark Knight Rises11moax
The Dark Knight Rises Shooting Aurora, COreignofcrimson
Some survivors have used websites such as Instagram and Reddit to
of their wounds.
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. via reddit.comundefined
One CNNireport showed a ticket stub from the movie screening.
Witnesses reported seeing a trail of bloody footprints outside the theatre.
Scene outside #theatershooting shows bloody footprints, pools of blood outside theater. Can't imagine scene inside.TheDenverChannel.com
ATF &Aurora police processing scene @ theater. So hard to see a bloody footprint trail visible from 1,000 ft. @850KOALockerz
FBI agents and police say they discovered Holmes' apartment was booby trapped, and authorities evacuated several buildings as they determined how to disarm explosive material.
Suspects apt is booby trapped. Bomb techs from several agencies here Aurora fire ready for premature detonation @850KOALockerz