Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale

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The tragic incident that occurred at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., has hit all of our hearts, especially the actors from the flick.

We've heard what Gary Oldman and director Christopher Nolan had to say, and now Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale have spoken out about the horrendous event that took 12 lives.

"My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act," Hathaway, who plays Catwoman/Selina Kyle in Dark Knight Rises, said in a statement Saturday to E! News. "I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."

Bale, star of the action film, issued his own statement on Saturday, declaring, "Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."

At 12:30 a.m. Friday, 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly walked into the midnight showing of Dark Knight Risesin Theater 9 at the Century 16 movie complex in Aurora, carrying gas canisters, an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and at least one .40-caliber Glock handgun. Holmes surrendered himself to police after the shooting and was booked on Friday afternoon.

Authorities say he wore protective body armor and a gas mask. Holmes triggered two canisters and opened fire with the rifle, killing 12 and injuring 58 people, making this the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history, according to available data.

(Originally published July 22, 2012, at 3:46 p.m. PT)

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