Three Indonesians are among the victims of a shooting incident that took place during a premier of the latest Batman movie at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday.
The three victims, who are a family, are Anggiat M Situmeang, 44, Rita Paulina Situmeang, 44, and Prodeo Et Patria Situmeang, 14.
Anggiat suffered bruises after being hit by splinters from a wall, while his wife and child were both hit by bullets.
Rita, the mother, was shot in her left arm and foot, and is currently being treated at the Denver Health Medical Center, while Prodeo, the son, who was shot in the back, is currently undergoing treatment at the University of Colorado Hospital. His condition is stable.
On Friday at 00.30 local time, a man suddenly opened fired at the theater when the movie, The Dark Knight Rises, had just begun running for 15 minutes.
Media reports confirm that the man thought himself to be “the Joker”; the nemesis of the Batman.
Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said Saturday, quoting local police in Colorado, said that 12 were killed and 71 others were injured in the incident.
Ten died at the scene while the other two died at hospitals.
The Indonesian Consulate General in Los Angeles had contacted authorities in Colorado and some Indonesians there, to confirm that the three are safe.
Marty had directly spoken to their relatives in Indonesia. He also instructed consular officials in LA to assist the Indonesians during treatment.(fzm/cor)