The July 20 theater shootings in Aurora were followed by extraordinary efforts by medical professionals at the University of Colorado Hospital and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as public and private displays and offerings of support for the victims, their families and extended community.
“The University of Colorado community, particularly the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, extends its deepest condolences to the victims, family and friends affected by (the) tragic shooting,” university leaders said that day. “The expertise and professionalism in the response of the doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and counseling professionals at the University of Colorado Hospital has been exceptional. We also appreciate the work of all those throughout the campus who responded to the tragedy.”
The statement was made by Michael Carrigan, chair, University of Colorado Board of Regents; Bruce D. Benson, University of Colorado president; Donald Elliman, chancellor, University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus; and Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs, University of Colorado, executive vice chancellor, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Since learning that the shooting suspect is a former student of the Graduate School, the university has fully cooperated with all aspects of the investigation, including the court order that prohibits the university from releasing information. For more details, please see this statement by Elliman and Marks.