star of the Batman trilogy of movies, paid a surprise visit Tuesday to
injured victims of the recent shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo. The
shooting occurred during a midnight screening of the latest Batman film,
“The Dark Knight Rises.”
people were killed and 58 were injured in the attack early Friday; a
suspect was arrested in a nearby parking lot afterward.
Bill Voloch, interim president of Medical Center of Aurora, told the Denver Post that Bale spent about 2½ hours Tuesday at the hospital,
where he met with seven of the victims. Five are being treated at the
center; the two others came from Swedish Medical Center to meet with the
"The patients were really
happy to meet Bale," Voloch was quoted as saying. "They are obviously
big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really
pleased to see Bale."