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Oct 1, 2012 1:41 PM by Greg Boyce

Aurora shooting victim appears in TV ad

DENVER (AP) - A man wounded in the shootings at an Aurora movie theater is appearing in a TV ad aimed at getting voters' and candidates' attention before the first presidential debate - and to shed some light on gun violence.

Stephen Barton, a 22-year-old from Southbury, Conn., was among the 58 people injured in the July 20 attack that also left 12 people dead.

In a 30-second spot that started airing Monday, Barton urges people to ask themselves during the debates which candidate has a plan to stop gun violence.

Filmed inside an empty movie theater, Barton talks about his experience during the shooting as photos of jagged gunshot wounds to his face and neck are shown.

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who will debate at the University of Denver, have been largely quiet about guns during the campaign.

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