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5:36 PM / Sunday July 12, 2020

31 Jul 2012

Obama offers comfort after Colorado shooting

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July 31, 2012 Category: Stateside Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: President Barack Obama hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped keep her friend, Allie Young, left, alive after she was shot during the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado. The President visited patients and family members affected by the shootings at the University of Colorado Hospital, July 22, 2012.

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President Barack Obama says he told the families of the victims of Friday’s movie theater massacre that “all of America and much of the world is thinking about them.”

 

Obama met with the family members Sunday at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, which treated 23 of the people injured in the mass shooting; 10 remain there, seven hurt critically. The massacre left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a nation in stunned sorrow.

 

He told reporters after the meeting that he came “not as president but as a father and a husband.” He said “we can all understand what it would be to have someone taken from us in this fashion.”

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