07/23/2012 10:37 EDT

Aurora Shooting: Man May Have Gotten New Lungs From Victim Of Batman Shooting (UPDATE)


A feel good story has come out of the Aurora massacre, which killed 12 movie-goers and wounded 58 in the town outside Denver, Colorado Friday night.

A victim of the Aurora shooting has reportedly saved a man's life, according to A user on Reddit named "lucasmassey" posted an image on Sunday of his uncle with two women in hospital with the message "My Uncle Greg just got two new lungs from a victim of the Aurora shootings. Amazing that such tragedy saves a man’s life too."

The Reddit page is currently the only source of the story and this photo has already gone viral -- receiving more than 2 million views since being uploaded yesterday. The photo could be a 'before' shot but the mask, however, may also be a CPAP mask, which is used for patients sleep apnea treatments.

"I know if I was in the victim's family's shoes, the idea of your uncle getting another chance would be such a great source of comfort," wrote one commenter.

The alleged gunman, James Holmes, dressed in black and wearing body armour and a gas mask, entered the packed Batman premiere The Dark Knight Rises shortly after midnight on Friday and began shooting randomly at movie-goers.

President Barack Obama was in Aurora Sunday to meet families grieving their loved ones killed in the massacre.

We will continue to update the story as we learn more.

With files from The Huffington Post Canada Living.

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