Cinemark theater chain releases statement on Aurora shootings

Plano, Texas-based Cinemark Holdings owns the Century 16 Aurora, where the shootings that killed twelve people and injured dozens took place last night. This morning, the company released a statement about the tragedy.

"Cinemark is deeply saddened about this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones, our employees, and the Aurora community," the company said.

"We are grateful for the quick and professional reaction of all local law enforcement and emergency responders," the company continued. "Cinemark is working closely with the Aurora Police Department and local law enforcement."

Cinemark, one of the largest movie theater chains in the nation owns 298 theaters across 39 states with 3,895 screens in 39 states, including three others in Colorado.

To follow the news about the shootings, go to the Latest Word blog.

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