Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Prospect Heights resident Christopher Rapoza was in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater when a madman opened fire early Friday morning. A bullet grazed his back.
"Fortunately, he is expected to recover," Borough President Marty Markowitz said on Friday, McBrooklyn.com reports. The blog includes a link to somewhat graphic photos of Rapoza's wounds.
"The massacre in Aurora highlights once again the terrible consequences of our country’s love affair with guns, and why we must continue to follow the lead of Mayor Bloomberg and others in pushing Congress and state governments to enact tough gun laws," Markowitz said.
"The Colorado shooting hits very close to home in Brooklyn, because reportedly one of the more than 70 people shot is a Brooklynite.
"Christopher Rapoza of Prospect Heights/Crown Heights says he just happened to be in Denver and was inside the theater when gunfire erupted and he was grazed by a bullet to his back. Fortunately, he is expected to recover but twelve other theatergoers weren’t as fortunate.
"All of Brooklyn joins the nation and the world in mourning the innocent lives lost, and we pray for the full recovery of the dozens of wounded victims in this senseless national tragedy."