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Movie theater companies react to mass shooting

Courtesy: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post Courtesy: Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Theater companies react to the mass shooting at a movie theater early this morning in Aurora, Colorado.

Marcus Theatres out of Milwaukee released this statement: "We are saddened by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, this morning.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the associates at the Century Theater and the Aurora community.

These senseless, random acts of violence, by disturbed individuals, can happen anywhere, but have never occurred in a U.S. movie theatre in its 110-year history. Safety and security of our guests and associates is always a priority concern. We will take appropriate measures to have our security precautions in place today and every day.

All showings of "Dark Knight" and all other motion pictures at all Marcus Theatres will go on as scheduled."

The shooting happened just after midnight at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, near Denver. That theater is owned by CineMark. At least a dozen people were killed and many more injured. Police have arrested the suspect, James Holmes, 24.

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