Perhaps that is the question that went through my mind when I woke up this morning and heard about the tragedy in Colorado…

AURORA, Colo. – A gunman clad in body armor and wearing a gas mask opened fire on moviegoers at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie Friday, killing 12 and injuring dozens more in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.

The violent and chaotic scene erupted at about 12:30 a.m. local time as the suspected gunman, identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall where “The Dark Knight Rises” was playing. Witnesses reported that the gunman entered the theater through an emergency exit door and authorities said he threw two gas canisters before opening fire. “Then it was a blur,” Spenser Sherman told “CBS This Morning” said. “Then I heard a couple gunshots.””I thought it was part of the movie, like a fun little prank – that it would be over in a few seconds. It obviously wasn’t.”

A shooting in a movie theater and so many lives impacted…

What motivates a 24-year-old to act in such a tragic way…

Is this a result of a generation that has spent hours playing killing video games…

Is this a mental illness….

I can’t imagine the torture of a mother’s(and father’s) heart when their son acts in such a violent way…

Tonight I am watching more news reporting on this tragedy. There are many accounts of the horror and terror, of the grief and the sorrow, of the tragedy and the loss…but it is evident, the one question that can not yet, and may never be, answered is WHY…






Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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