Remembering the victims of the Aurora massacre

Remembering the victims of the Aurora massacre

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DENVER, CO - JULY 20: A makeshift memorial is shown behind the Century 16 movie theatre where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, outside of Denver, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people were killed and 59 wounded when James Holmes allegedly opened fire inside the theater. Police have Holmes 24, of North Aurora, in custody. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


by WHAS11/ABC News

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 23 at 11:51 AM

(WHAS11/ABC News) -- Twelve people were killed and 58 were injured in Aurora, Colo., during a sold-out midnight premiere of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" when 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly unloaded four weapons full of ammunition into the unsuspecting crowd.

Slideshow: Remembering the victims of the Aurora massacre

The 12 people who died in the Colorado movie shooting were identified by the Arapahoe County coroner on Saturday: 

  • Jessica Ghawi, 24, of Denver; aspiring sports journalist
  • Veronica Moser, 6, whose mother was critically injured
  • Matt McQuinn, 27, of Denver; technical support provider
  • Alex Sullivan, 27, of Aurora; worked at Red Robin restaurant
  • Micayla Medek, 23, of Westminster, Colo.
  • John Larimer, 27, of Buckley Air Force Base, Navy cryptologist
  • Jesse Childress, 29, of Thornton, Colo., Air Force cyber-systems operator
  • Gordon W. Cowden, 51
  • Jonathan T. Blunk, 26
  • Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32
  • Alexander C. Teves, 24, earned master's degree in counseling psychology in June from University of Denver
  • Alexander J. Boik, 18

Saturday night the Aurora Community of Faith will host a prayer vigil at 6:30 p.m. MST. Public, state and national officials are expected to attend.