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Heartland movie goers react to Colorado massacre

Some movie goers had reservations about coming out, others did not. Some movie goers had reservations about coming out, others did not.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Just hours after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado it is business as usual in theaters across the country like in Cape Girardeau.

Most everyone saw the news.

"It was pretty awful and horrible," said Jay Shirrell of Cape Girardeau. 

"I heard about it, and was sad it happened," said John Jones of Cairo, IL.

It certainly caught the attention of theater managers who are now making sure everything is in check.

According to a Wehrenberg spokeswoman, you won't likely notice anything different the next time you head to your local theater. Managers though will be double checking to make sure all emergency exits are locked up tight.

Some movie goers had reservations about coming out, others did not.

"You realize life goes on," said John Jones. "We have hurricanes, floods and you feel bad for the victims and their families but life goes on."

"I don't think you should worry," said Ashley Minor. "If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen."

They say the thought of a copycat has crossed their minds, but they refuse to live in fear.

"It could happen anywhere," said Jones. "You could stay in the house, but then a car could run into your house."

Local police officers are well aware of the situation in Colorado.

According to Cape Girardeau Police, this is what officers train for. They hope something like this never happens at home, but always want to be prepared.

"We try to remember this can happen anywhere," said Patrolman Darin Hickey. "Crime is not limited to one place. We try to remember that as officers go about their work everyday."

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