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People Continue To Flock To Shooting Memorial

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Members of the Colorado Community Church praying in a circle near the shooting memorial (credit: CBS)

Members of the Colorado Community Church praying in a circle near the shooting memorial (credit: CBS)

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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – People continue to flock to the memorial to the 12 people killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting.

On Tuesday, visitors included about two dozen people from the Colorado Community Church praying in a circle off to the side. They said they came to pray for redemption and peace.

Others left messages on a blank board. They included “Never forgotten, Wisconsin is praying” and “Our true heroes, we love you 303″, a reference to the Denver area code.

The memorial also includes 12 white, wooden crosses, one for each person killed in the shooting, erected by the Illinois man who also put up crosses following the Columbine massacre.

The cross in memory of the youngest victim, 6-year-old Veronica Moser Sullivan, has a pile of stuffed animals, flowers and a collection of Little Golden children’s books that’s almost as tall as the 3 ½ foot tall cross.

Authorities could also be seen gathering evidence and more cars were towed out of the cinema’s parking lot. There’s been no official word on when authorities could turn the property back over to the theater.

A couple of trucks could be seen bringing large loads of chain-linked fence to the area. It’s not clear what it would be used for — possibly to secure the perimeter of the theater while the investigation continues.

Don’t miss a special hour long report on CBS4 on Friday at 4 p.m. titled “Movie Theater Tragedy: Remember, Honor Support” which will look back at the week following the Aurora shootings.

(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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