Local Reaction on Massacre Shooting
POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 4:54pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 9:57am
UPPER VALLEY — Movie goers in the upper Valley are left with similar reactions after the massacre shooting of the midnight showing.
"You wake up one morning and you hear about something like that, it's really bad," said Daniel Casarez.
Daniel Cancino and his family waited in anticipation for the release of the blockbuster hit, but never could they have imagined the tragedy that would strike.
"People just go out there and they want to have a fun day out with the family...something unexpected to happen like that is just very sad," said Cancino.
Most of the movie goers say it's something that didn't happen here, but very well could have.
"Anybody with those kinds of intentions can pick up a gun if they have it and go out and do it," said Cancino.
Police are manning some parts of the country for fear of a copy cat crime. Locally, it's caused mixed opinions amongst movie goers.
"You can't really stop going to the movies just because of something that happened somewhere else. You still gotta go on and go out and do whatever you gotta do," said Julian Rodriguez.
"Maybe we should be careful something like that might happen. Just be aware of the exits and go in there maybe with a plan to see what would be our actions if something like that were to happen," said Cancino.
Although Cancino attended the movie today, his family's safety is still in the back of his mind.
"Now, even at a cinema we can't even be there comfortably, because we have to be aware now because things like that happen," said Cancino.