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Warner Bros. ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Mass Shooting At Colorado Theater

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Warner Bros. issued a statement early Friday morning in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time,” a statement from the Burbank studio said, KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports.

The Paris premiere of the movie was canceled by the studio Friday. Media interviews with the cast and director Christopher Nolan were also canceled, according to Warner Bros. officials.

The studio also pulled all promotional movie trailers for their upcoming film, “Gangster Squad” from theaters, according to Emily Lewis of Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Worldwide Corporate Communications division. It featured several gunman shooting into a movie theater from behind a screen.

That trailer was not shown before prior to the shooting in the theater, Warner Bros. confirms to CBS2.

According to Colorado authorities, 24-year-old James Holmes is suspected of opening fire in the midnight showing of the movie, killing 12 and injuring at least 38 people. A motive for the attack is unknown.

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