Conflict & Justice

View of Colorado Theater Shooting A Year After Norway Attacks

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Credit: � Evan Semon / Reuters
The Century 16 Theatre where a masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado July 20, 2012. A masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a teargas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers. REUTERS/Evan Semon (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

News of the shooting in a Colorado movie theatre has reverberated all around the globe Friday. The police chief in Aurora, Colorado, where the rampage took place, held a press conference earlier in the day. He said a total of 71 people were hit by gunfire in the theater, 12 of them fatally.

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For many in other countries the shooting is a stinging reminder of their own tragedies. Norway is about to observe the first anniversary of the killings committed by Anders Breivik. It was last summer, on July 22nd, that Breivik went on a bombing and shooting rampage that left 77 people dead.

Frithjof Jacobsen is a journalist with VG newspaper in Oslo, Norway. He talks to anchor Marco Werman about the Colorado tragedy and says it has been the dominant news story of the day in Norway.

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