South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters Friday that the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance.
Investigators in Aurora, CO, have said that just after midnight a man, dressed in ballistics gear, walked into a movie theater during a premiere showing of The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire. By the time it was over, 71 people were shot - 12 of them fatally wounded.
Police have arrested 24-year-old James Holmes in connection with the shootings.
Haley spoke to reporters after an event in West Columbia, who quizzed her on the most recent unemployment numbers, the ballot controversy and the Colorado shooting.
"Michael and I are saddened that, one, this would happen in our country, but, two, for the people in Aurora who are having to deal with this," Haley said. "It's senseless."
Haley said she and her family are praying for the victims, but said the shooting is a reminder that life is not what it used to be.
The motive behind the shooting was not immediately released.
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