'Dark Knight Rises' Shootings: MPAA Expresses 'Shock and Sadness'

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Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd comments on the attack on people at a movie theater near Denver.

Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, on Friday joined Warner Bros. in expressing sympathy for the victims of what it called "the tragic overnight shooting in Aurora, Colorado."

Commenting on the attack on people at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, he said:  "We share the shock and sadness of everyone in the motion picture community at the news of this terrible event."

His statement continued: "We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragedy."  

Warner Bros. had earlier said that it and the filmmakers were "deeply saddened" by the "shocking incident."

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