University of Colorado statement on July 20 shooting

Published: July 20, 2012

The University of Colorado community, particularly the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, extends its deepest condolences to the victims, family and friends affected by today’s tragic shooting. The expertise and professionalism of the doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and counseling professionals at the University of Colorado Hospital has been exceptional. We appreciate the work of all those throughout the campus who responded to the tragedy.

The university is cooperating fully with law enforcement as they continue their investigation.  The alleged gunman, James Holmes, was a graduate student studying neurosciences on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.  He was admitted in June 2011, but left the program in June 2012. The university has taken appropriate security measures to address the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors.

Michael Carrigan
Chair, University of Colorado Board of Regents

Bruce D. Benson

Donald Elliman
Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver

Lilly Marks
Executive Vice Chancellor and Vice President for Health Affairs
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus