Sunday 17 December 2017

Cinema shooting victims remembered

Becky Nelson plays the bagpipes at a temporary memorial for the victims of the cinema shooting in Aurora, Colorado (AP)
Becky Nelson plays the bagpipes at a temporary memorial for the victims of the cinema shooting in Aurora, Colorado (AP)
Amilya Scott, nine, visits a temporary memorial for the victims of the Aurora cinema shooting in Colorado (AP)
Members of the Hinkley High School Choir sing Amazing Grace at a memorial service for the victims of the Aurora cinema shooting in Colorado (AP)

Close friends and relatives of those killed in a shooting at a US cinema exactly one year ago have held a ceremony of prayer, song and remembrance.

Hundreds gathered in Aurora, Colorado, on Saturday to honour the victims, the survivors and those who were first on the scene. The names of the dead were read and a bell rang once for each victim.

Twelve people died in the attack, including a six-year-old girl. Seventy were hurt, including some who were paralysed.

Speakers included Aurora mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper.

Press Association

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