FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Residents of Norwalk, Stamford, Fairfield, Wilton and from throughout Fairfield County are speaking out on the Daily Voice's Facebook pages about the shooting at a midnight screening of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado.
At least 12 people were killed and dozens were hurt when a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. A 24-year-old man was the prime suspect in the shooting Friday morning.
"Disgusting! You can not even go to a movie theater without being in danger," Amy Gallagher Tarantino wrote on The Stamford Daily Voice's Facebook page.
"I absolutely wouldn't let my kids go to a midnight screening after this," Randy Heller wrote on The Norwalk Daily Voice's Facebook page. "Not that I'm specifically worried about a copycat shooting or think that Norwalk is particularly dangerous. But this reminds us that the world can be a different place after midnight.
"My 15 year old went to the midnight screening in town last night and it gave me a sick feeling when I woke to hear the news of the shooting ... much more so than if she had not attended," Adrianne Yarosh Meyer said on The Wilton Daily Voice's Facebook page.
"Sad that we really need to think about the risks of just going 'to the movies' personally thinking of keeping my entire family away from this flick for awhile, all while saying prayers for all those injured and killed," Linda Faucher-Swallow wrote on The Norwalk Daily Voice's Facebook page.
"This can happen anywhere," Dina Castellano Leon wrote on the Fairfield Daily Voice's Facebook page. "My 21 year old son went to see the 12 am showing here in Fairfield last night. Just so scarey. You never know. Be aware of your surroundings. Malls, post offices, schools, office buildings and now movie theaters. We need changes made in our gun laws."
"Senseless! How tragic! So sad!" Patti Eilertsen-Krom wrote on the The Stamford Daily Voice's Facebook page.
Post your own reaction in the comment below or on your town's Facebook page.