It is a tragic shooting, but the events of this morning are killings by a single individual. His motivations, whatever they may be revealed to have been, are not the fault of, nor catalyzed by, the actions of Bob Kane, Christopher Nolan, or any other incredible artist who has ever worked with the Batman character.
The shooter is a man who worked alone to commit these heinous acts and any connection to Batman lies only in the date and time in which he chose to finally commit them. These violent actions are not the product of comic books, movies, or video games, but rather a man’s own distress and derangement.
Kudos to news agencies around the globe labeling this as what it is, a horrible and deplorable shooting; and shame to those who take the easy and ignorant path of naming them after a comic book hero who has a long and proud history of fighting against guns and the violence that would be done with them.
May the victims of this terrible crime rest in peace, and may their families find some semblance of solace in the justice that will surely be delivered.