'Out of darkness a brighter day will come': Obama hugs Colorado shootings hero at the bedside of the wounded friend she kept alive

Mail Online

The White House today released the first consoling images of President Obama visiting some of the victims of the movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

One of the moments that touched President Obama the most was when he met with Allie Young and Stephanie Davies.

The two friends were sitting in one of the front rows of the theatre and were just a few feet away from the canisters that shooter James Holmes threw on the ground after entering through an emergency exit.

Young, 19, stood up to turn and alert the audience about the canisters and she was quickly shot in the neck. The bullet hit a vein and she began bleeding profusely.