People promptly took to Twitter to express shock and outrage over the killing of 14 people who were watching the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in Denver, with some wondering what the world was coming to and one hoping if only Batman could've come out of the screen and saved the victims.
The trending topic #theatershooting# saw many tweeting about the incident in which a gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire and set off a type of smoke or tear gas bomb at the Century Theater in Aurora Mall outside Denver.
ripJordanDC tweeted: "If only Batman could've came out the screen & saved the victims".
Denverpost.com tracked tweets in a separate section.
"What a senseless act," tweeted ashpriom.
Asked _DebbieDebs "What has the world come to?"
"We live in troubled days. May God be with all those who lost friends and family," tweeted an anguished DSMullinax/
Val_KatyCat was clearly unhappy with the gun culture when she tweeted: "And still they authorize people to carry a gun --'"
"@_Snape_: Sometimes, this world can truly be a horrifying place. They just wanted to see a movie. #TheaterShooting" thats crazy!," wrote in miller2v.