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The Dark Knight Rises studio bosses plan donation to gun victims

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Jul 24, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

A gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 after opening fire in a packed cinema in Aurora, near Denver, during a midnight screening of the new Batman blockbuster.

Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has set up a fund to help the victims and their families at Givingfirst.org, and bosses at Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, have agreed to make a "substantial" donation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes amid reports one of the victims of the shooting is planning to file a lawsuit over the atrocity.

Torrence Brown, Jr. was in the theatre when the gunman opened fire, and saw his best friend A.J. Boik killed by a shot to the chest, and he now reportedly plans to sue the owners of the cinema, as well Warner Bros., over the incident, according to TMZ.com.

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