Alex Sullivan began his 27th birthday with a huge celebration going to see the midnight screening of the new Batman Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. After an agonizing day, the man's family has learned that their son and husband was a victim of suspected shooter James Holmes in the theater shooting.
Just before the movie, Alex Sullivan sent out his last tweet that said, "Oh man one hour till the movie and its going to be the best BIRTHDAY ever." Unfortunately, what could have and should have been the best birthday ever turned out to be this young man's last day ever, and it is absolutely unbelievable.
Throughout this terrible day, Sullivan's family never gave up hope, searching for him everywhere. Unfortunately, it turns out that the birthday boy was one of the ten victims who remained inside the theater as police investigated the horrific theater shooting near Denver.
What terrible news at the end of a terrible day. Sullivan is one of at least 12 people who were simply out for a memorable movie experience who were gunned down in cold blood by someone who seems nearly inhuman at this point in the day. Who, what could do this? Why? Why? WHY? All these questions and more are being asked by Alex Sullivan's grieving family, the families of the other victims, the injured and their families, Aurora, Colorado, the U.S., and the world. The fact of the matter is that these questions will never be fully answered. What is even worse is that these incidents continue happening, and people continue dying senselessly.