President Obama Arrives in Colorado to Meet with Shooting Victims
Posted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 05:41:06 PM EST
Tags: Aurora shootings, Obama (all tags)
President Obama arrived in Colorado this afternoon to meet with the victims of the Aurora shootings.
Air Force One landed at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado, where he is expected to stay for a two-and-a-half-hour visit. He headed straight to the University of Colorado Hospital, one of several area medical centers that received shooting victims.
Obama will not attend a community prayer vigil, which is scheduled in Aurora Sunday night. He will be briefed on the investigation, officials said, and is expected to address the public before he leaves Colorado.
Aurora Police Chief Oates approves:
"These families need that kind of contact by our elected leader," Oates told CBS' "Face the Nation." ''It will be very powerful and it will help them. As awful as what they've been through and what they're going through has been, having the president here is very, very powerful."[More...]
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