Crystal Lake Man Missing in Aurora Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

Media reports state the Crystal Lake South graduate, now enlisted in U.S. Navy, attended the midnight moving showing and has not been accounted for by relatives.

Crystal Lake native John T. Larimer was inside the Aurora, Col., movie theatre for the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" when a gunman entered and began shooting, according to an article in the Daily Herald.

Larimer, a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, is in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Aurora, Col., the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Scott Larimer, John's father, told the Chicago Sun Times his family has frantically been attempting to contact their son who they believe went to see the movie with friends, also servicemen, the Sun Times reports.

Twelve people died in the shooting, and 59 people were injured. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a Navy sailor is believed to be among the dead

The Army Times reports that five U.S. sailors were known to be inside the Century 16 Theater Complex. One sailor was unaccounted for as of 5 p.m. Friday.

Colorado Police arrested the alleged gunman James Holmes in the movie theatre parking lot.

Michael Geheren July 21, 2012 at 04:32 AM
I really hope that his parents just can't get ahold of him and that he is fine. I don't know him, but I can't even imagine. To the family: stay positive, maybe he is fine and just hasn't called. My thoughts are with him right now.
Maggie July 21, 2012 at 02:59 PM
John was my cousin iloveyou so much . RIP
Mary Keenan Mackowiak July 21, 2012 at 03:11 PM
My heart goes out to his family, such a tragic, pointless loss of life. Rest In Peace, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. <3
Lorie Hoppe July 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Our prayers are for the family & friends of John Larimer. This is very upsetting to everyone in Aurora that this horrible thing happpened. We are so very sorry. Lorie & family, Aurora, CO


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