TEMPE, AZ - Moviegoers are reacting to the tragic news of a movie theater shooting in Colorado.
Early morning screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises" were packed with people in the Valley who emerged from the theater unaware of the massacre in Aurora, Colo.
The alleged gunman, 24-year-old James Holmes, entered a midnight showing of the film and opened fire.
The latest reports count 12 people dead and 38 others injured.
At the Harkins Theater in the Tempe Marketplace, moviegoers were shocked when told of the news upon leaving the cinema.
"I just feel terrible," said one ASU student who saw the Batman film at midnight and whose family lives in the Denver area.
"The only person I can think might be out there at the time is my brother. We have a lot of the same interests," the student said.
The post-movie mood turned from excited to somber for many.
Ephriam Graves was in deep thought when we talked with him.
"No one thinks it could be me," said the ASU student. "But it makes you think."
The perspective was a sobering one for many like Jabril Muhammad.
"There were a lot of people here tonight. Something like that could happen here," he said.
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