Rockies planning visit to shooting victims

Rockies planning visit to shooting victims

Rockies planning visit to shooting victims
PHOENIX -- The Rockies are organizing a trip to Aurora on Thursday to visit the victims and families affected by the shooting at an Aurora movie theater last week.

On Friday, a gunman entered a crowded theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," and opened fire, killing 12 and injuring 58.

Aurora is approximately 15 miles from Denver.

"It's very important. In my opinion, it's a small solace that's actually grand in stature," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "It's not going to bring those people back, but we just want them to know that last weekend in San Diego that our hearts went out to them and still are."

On Sunday, members of the Denver Broncos visited victims at Medical Center of Aurora. Members of the Denver Nuggets wore black headbands to honor the victims during a Summer League game on Friday.

"When you have something like this take place in a community, you want to see it come together," Tracy said. "To help bring it back together and to be a part of it, is really, really important. It's extremely important."