I understand that this isn't a typical newsworthy post for us at Bucky's 5th Quarter. That said, the events that took place last night in Aurora, Colorado were especially sickening for me, and anyone else who has an ounce of compassion in their body.
Additionally, it was found out this morning that the tragedy struck home to Badger fans. Wisconsin junior-to-be Gavin Hartzog from the UW hockey team tweeted,
Prayers go out to the people in aurora colorado. Glad my brother had someone watching over him from above and is alright #Godbless— Gavin Hartzog (@ghartzog13) July 20, 2012
Out of compassion, I asked Gavin if his brother had been at the theater during this sickening event. His response?
@UWChuckSchwartz ya he had a ticket to the theatre that got shot up but accidentally went into the wrong one— Gavin Hartzog (@ghartzog13) July 20, 2012
Doesn't that make your heart sink to the bottom of your stomach?
As if the event itself wasn't maddening enough for any decent human being, here is a UW athlete that we can all relate to, who had his own brother in the building at the time of this disgusting event.
Thoughts and prayers are with the Hartzog family and all of those affected by this repulsive event.