The community of Aurora can feel the pain those close to the Connecticut schools shooting are suffering through. It’s been less than five months since a gunman opened fire on a crowded theater.
One of the women shot and killed in the theater shooting in Aurora was remembered Saturday.
A man who saved his girlfriend’s life at the Colorado movie shooting was remembered for his selfless sacrifice Saturday, while an aspiring sportscaster was praised for her boundless energy and an Air Force reservist as a good friend.
The woman whom Matt McQuinn loved and whose life he saved by taking three bullets for her wept as pastors spoke of his heroism and sacrifice during his funeral Saturday.
The community is saluting the heroes and remembering the victims. There was a memorial service Thursday on the Auraria campus for those who attended school there.
There are so many heroes who took action the night of the theater shootings. They not only include the first responders and police officers who rushed victims to hospitals themselves, but those who died by shielding others from the bullets.
A sports blogger who recently wrote about surviving a shooting in Canada. A man preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary. A young woman whose death announcement brought heartbreak, yet closure, to her family.
The man suspected of opening fire in an Aurora movie theater just after midnight, killing 12 and leaving 59 others injured, bought all four of his guns legally in the past two months.
Jessica Ghawi, 24, was one of the 12 people shot and killed in Aurora Friday morning. She was a student at Metro State University of Denver.