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Batman cinema shooting: Christopher Nolan expresses 'profound sorrow'

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Christopher Nolan has issued a statement on the Aurora cinema shooting, labelling the attack "devastating".

On July 20 during a midnight screening of Nolan's new film The Dark Knight Rises, a masked gunman entered the cinema and shot and killed 12 people, injuring 59 others.

The Dark Knight Rises World Premiere: Christopher Nolan

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Screenshot of emergency services at the scene of shootings at the Batman move premiere in Colorado















Nolan said in a written statement: "Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.

"I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.

"The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.

"Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families."

Watch a CNN news report on the shooting below:

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