Long Island City comedy club to hold fundraiser for Aurora shooting victim

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The Laughing Devil in Long Island City will hold a fundraiser tonight for Caleb Medley, one of the victim's of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.Photo courtesy of the Laughing Devil
The Laughing Devil in Long Island City will hold a fundraiser tonight for Caleb Medley, one of the victim's of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

On the day James Holmes was charged for the shooting at a Colorado movie theater, a Long Island City comedy club will hold a fundraiser for one of the shooting’s victims.

The charity event will take place tonight at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City for Caleb Medley, who was one of 70 moviegoers shot at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on Friday, July 20 in Aurora, Colorado.

Holmes was formally charged today with 24 counts of murder for the shooting. He was in Colorado courtroom on Monday afternoon where he was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder. Twelve people were killed and 58 injured in the shooting.

Medley is an aspiring comic who was shot while protecting his pregnant wife, the Laughing Devils’ website says. His wife has since given birth.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and costs $15. All money from the cover will go to Medley, with 50 percent of the drink sales also being donated to cover his hospital bills.