Christian Bale on Colorado shooting: ‘Words cannot express the horror I feel’

Christian Bale, who stars in “The Dark Knight Rises” as Bruce Wayne / Batman, released a statement on Saturday, July 21, about the shooting at a midnight screening of the film in Aurora, Colorado, where a gunman killed at least 12 people and left 59 people injured.

The 38-year-old actor said in his statement obtained by, “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”

Christopher Nolan, the director of “The Dark Knight Rises,” released a statement on July 20 and called the shooting “devastating.”

“The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me,” part of Nolan’s statement said. “Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”

James Eagan Holmes, a 24-year-old University of Colorado medical school student, was arrested for the shootings.

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