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Kansas City area reacts to Colorado massacre

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Many Kansas City area residents woke up Friday morning to horrifying news about a massacre inside a Colorado movie theater.

Diehard Batman fans said they wouldn't let an isolated senseless tragedy stop them from going to see a showing of Dark Knight. Others said the news coverage made them decide to attend a movie.

"It was a tragedy," Cris Pinela said. "It was sad, but we're here to watch a good movie and we're going to have a good time."

But not everyone got the news about the tragedy from television coverage, social media, texts or phone calls. Some movie goers were stunned to learn the news from KCTV5 reporters.

But they said they believed going to the movies is safe.

Area law enforcement agencies and movie chains said they would have extra security on hand at area theaters this weekend.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ordered flags ordered to half staff during daylight hours on Wednesday. He said this would be a mark of respect for the victims.

He offered his thoughts and prayers "to the family and friends of the victims of the senseless acts of violence."

Brownback added, "The entire nation mourns the loss of the innocent victims."

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