Names of Victims Revealed
Alex Sullivan, Micayla Medek, Jansen Young ...
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 21, 2012 4:58 PM CDT
NBC correspondent Miguel Almaguer broadcasts from the Century Theater parking lot, Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Aurora, Colo.   (Barry Gutierrez)
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(Newser) – A sports blogger who recently wrote about surviving a shooting in Canada. A man preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary. A young woman whose death announcement brought heartbreak, yet closure, to her family. They were among the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded Colorado theater, set off gas canisters, and opened fire as spectators dove for cover. Dozens of others were injured, including 11 in critical condition. Colorado authorities have released the full list of victims, available at the Wall Street Journal.

Here are details on a few of them:

  • For Alex Sullivan, it was to be a weekend of fun: He planned to ring in his 27th birthday with friends at a special midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises and then celebrate his first wedding anniversary tomorrow.
  • Micayla Medek, 23, was also among the dead, said her father's cousin. Busch said the news, while heartbreaking, was a relief for the family after an agonizing day of waiting for news. "I hope this evil act ... doesn't shake people's faith in God," she said.
  • Jansen Young, 21, survived after boyfriend Jon Blunk pushed her under a theater seat and shielded her, MSNBC reports. But Blunk didn't make it. "Jon just took a bullet for me," Young said.
Read about more victims at the AP or MSNBC.

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