President Obama: Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by Colorado shooting

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President Obama has issued a statement on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“Fourteen people were killed and at least 50 others wounded early Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster,” NBC News is reporting.

The president was notified of the shooting by his Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan.

Here is the full statement:

Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. 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. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come.

President Obama: Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by Colorado shooting

Updated