AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Some Colorado Rockies players took a break from batting practice to visit some of the Aurora theater shooting survivors on Thursday.

Several Rockies players and coaches, including Manager Jim Tracy, traveled to University Hospital in Aurora at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

First baseman Todd Helton even signed a few autographs while he was there.

Twelve people were shot and killed last Friday at the Century 16 theater in Aurora during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” when a gunman launched an attack. The suspected shooter is in custody.

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Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton gives an autograph at University Hospital on Thursday. (credit: CBS)

Nearly five dozen others were hurt in the attack. Several continue to recover in Denver metro area hospitals.

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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.


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