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.
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.