AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) - Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman and Gov. Jared Polis both honored the 12 lives lost on the ninth anniversary of the Aurora theater shooting. Just after midnight on July 20, 2012, a gunman opened fire on a crowd watching "The Dark Knight Rises."
Jonathan Blunk, A.J. Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, Jessica Ghawi, John Thomas Larimer, Matt McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Alexander C. Teves and Rebecca Wingo lost their lives.
Polis said in a statement saying "Today marks another year where we mourn the lives that were cut all too short."
On July 24, the 7/20 Memorial Foundation will host a celebration for the community, heroes and survivors of the shooting. The free event will feature a food truck, music, chalk artists from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Alcoholic beverages will be available for a donation. The money collected will help 7/20 Memorial Foundation maintain the theater shooting memorial and help survivors heal from the tragedy.
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