U. S. first lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to the Medical Center of Aurora at around 3:30 pm Saturday to meet victims of last month's gunfire at a premiere screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."
On July 20, 24-year-old James E. Holmes opened fire during a premiere screening of the new Batman movie, and killing and wounding 12 and 58 people, respectively.
Michelle Obama met with victims, including one of the two patients who are still in the ICU, and some family members of the wounded. She thanked doctors, nurses and other staff for taking care of the victims.
After the visit, she headed to Denver to take part in a fundraising campaign for her husband Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
Previously, President Obama had visited the University of Colorado Hospital - another medical facility that that has also been treating some of the victims of the shooting. Upon leaving the hospital, Obama had quoted Revelation
21:4 from the Bible.
He had said, "Scripture says that 'He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more. Neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.'"
Holmes, the culprit, faces a total of 142 criminal charges, which includes 24 counts of first-degree murder.