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Connecticut victim of Colorado shooting returns home

July 29, 2012 10:18:09 AM PDT
A Connecticut survivor of the Colorado shooting rampage has returned home and his mother says he will raise money to help other victims.

Stephen Barton of Southbury and his family returned from the Denver area this week. The Hartford Courant reports (http://bit.ly/ObYdA6 ) that 22-year-old Barton underwent surgery to remove shotgun pellets in his neck and arms.

He was one of 58 people wounded July 20 when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., theater during a screening of the latest "Batman" film. James Holmes, a 24-year-old former doctoral student, is accused of opening fire, killing 12 moviegoers.

Barton and a friend were on a bike trip across the country. His friend was not injured.

Barton's mother, Christine, says they plan to raise money for the shooting victims. Details are being worked out.

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