Comedian loses eye, is in a coma after Dark Knight Rises shooting

By | July 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | News | Tags: , ,

You have undoubtedly heard about the recent tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, where a 24-year-old doctoral student at the University of Colorado opened fire on a crowd at the Dark Knight Rises premiere. The gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58. Among them was comedian Caleb Medley.

Caleb was attending with his wife Katie, who is pregnant with their first child. Katie and their baby Hugo were lucky enough to make it out uninjured, but tragically, Caleb was struck in the face. He lost his right eye, has some brain damage and is currently in a medically induced coma.

Caleb was an up-and-comer on the Denver comedy scene, and was a contestant in Denver’s largest comedy contest at the time of the shooting. The comedian, father and husband performed at the first round on July 22 and was set to advance to the next round before the shooting.

Please support Caleb, Katie and Hugo any way you can. You can head on over to Caleb’s website to read the full story, pass along your well wishes to Caleb and his loved ones, and make a donation to the family.

Below, you can see Caleb in action.

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Lucas Gardner

Lucas Gardner is a writer native to Rochester, NY. He nows lives in New York City. He has a Twitter and a blog.

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