Reform Movement Responds to Tragedy in Colorado
Late last night, a gunman armed with three weapons opened fire in a movie theater at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” injuring at least 38 and killing at least 12. This mass murder took place only 19 miles from the sight of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999.
James Holmes, 24, has been identified as the shooter and is in custody of the Aurora police. He has not yet indicated the motivation for this attack.
We are deeply saddened by this tragedy as we mourn with the families of those whose lives were taken and pray for those who have been injured. Representatives from the URJ have been in contact with our congregations near Aurora. Please contact us if you have questions or pertinent information.
Rabbi Saperstein’s statement in response to this tragedy can be found here.
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