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The news of the Dark Knight Rises shooting at this morning's midnight screening in Colorado has disappointed no one more than it has Warner Brothers. The incident left 12 people dead and numerous wounded.
According to MTV News, among those mourning the loss of these innocent fans are those who work at the Warner Brothers studio.
“Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident,” said Warner Brothers studio in a statement, reports MTV. “We extend out sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
Following Warner Brothers's statement, a red carpet premiere of The Dark Knight Rises that was scheduled to take place in Paris tonight has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman are currently at a hotel in Paris to promote the film. However, it has also been reported that media interviews with Christopher Nolan and the cast have been postponed due to the incident.
While Warner Brothers is deeply saddened by the tragedy, President Barack Obama also issued a statement regarding the shooting.
“Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado,” said President Barack Obama in a statement. “We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family.”