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Aurora Mayor: 'I'm Going to Relive Part of This for Months'

Days after 12 people were killed and 58 more injured in a deadly mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater, the survivors and their community have begun holding vigils and the long process of coping with the tragedy.

Aurora Colorado Mayor Steve Hogan said in a Sunday appearance on ABC's This Week that many of those who were injured in the shooting are still in the hospital and some of them "may not make it."

 

Hogan did not have any additional details on the investigation into the motives of accused shooter James Holmes. He said he has been focused on helping the grieving community cope with the tragedy.

"I’m going to relive part of this for months," he said. "We’ve got to start that process; we can’t let this guy win. We have to start healing and we have to start creating a better Aurora today."

Part of that healing process will include a Sunday night vigil and a visit from President Obama. Hogan said that Obama will not attend the vigil and will instead meet one-on-one with the victim's families.

 

"I think the president coming in is a wonderful gesture. He’s coming in really to have private conversations with the families. I think that’s totally appropriate," Hogan said. "He certainly could have come to the vigil but that would have made the focus on the president and not on the community and he was well aware of that."

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