updated 07/22/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
•originally published 07/21/2012 AT 2:30 PM ET
Shocked and “keeping victims’ families in their thoughts,” The Dark Knight Rises cast jetted back to the states after Friday’s horrific shooting at a screening of their new film.
“The cast was completely shocked and several – Anne and Marion [Cotillard], a couple of the men – were in tears,” a source tells PEOPLE. “There was enormous, enormous sadness.”
While en route, Bale, who plays Batman, released a statement:
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan earlier released a statement expressing “profound sorrow” for the Aurora, Colo., shooting that left 12 dead and more than 50 wounded.