July 21, 2012
Tom Sullivan , holds a photograph of his son, Alex Sullivan, as he pleads with the media to help him find his son, outside Gateway High School on Friday, July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. The family later confirmed that Alex Sullivan was killed while celebrating his 27th birthday by attending the midnight premiere of the Batman movie Friday morning. A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into the crowded movie theater killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said.
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This was to be a weekend full of fun for Alex Sullivan: He planned to ring in his 27th birthday with friends at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and then celebrate his first wedding anniversary on Sunday.