La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- If you're like most of us, you woke up to news about the Colorado shooting and were shocked. We spoke to area residents about how they found out and their initial reaction.
"My husband told me at lunch that this had happened, and then we turned on the news and were watching the aftermath," said Barb Schaller, a local resident.
"I heard about it on the radio this morning when I was out for my morning walk. And of course, it's terribly tragic news for everyone to hear throughout this country," said Father Robert cook. "We've seen too many examples of this lately."
"These people were just watching a movie, and to have that happen, and the families that had somebody there," said Mary Beckman, a La Crosse resident. "And it's just unbelievable that somebody would do that."
"It was pretty shocking, considering I was coming to see the movie today," said Steven Fischer, on his way in to the movies. "I have some friends that live in Colorado, and I called them to see what kind of information they had about it but, it's just shocking."
Another movie-goer agrees.
"I just thought it was ridiculously sad that people who wanted to enjoy something as simple and film would have something horrible like that happen," said Steven Arnold.
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