The Washington Post

“Batman” shooting: Warner Brothers releases statement

After a shooting in a Colorado theater killed at least a dozen people and injured more than 50 during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Brothers, the studio that produced the film, issued a statement on Friday:

“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”

View Photo Gallery: Dozens are injured after a gunman releases fumes from a canister and opens fire during the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” police say.

The Post has live updates of the situation here.

The Associated Press is reporting that Warner Brothers has cancelled the Paris premiere of the film.

Neil Gaiman, who has written Batman stories for DC Comics, was among the celebrities who tweeted condolences.

Reading more about Aurora Colorado shooting. Awful. Heart goes out to victims.

— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 20, 2012

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