A 24-year-old gunman opened fire on a packed theater of moviegoers during “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere in Aurora, Colorado last night, killing 12 people and injuring 38! Among the hurt is a three month old.
Survivors say the madman released tear gas in the theater during a fight scene. It was followed by rapid gunfire. He is said to have been carrying an “AK type” rifle, a shotgun and two handguns.
The suspect was arrested in the parking lot with a mask on his face that resembled one of the Batman characters. He did not put up a fight.
Aurora, Colorado is 13 miles from Littleton, Colorado where the infamous 1999 Columbine High School massacre took place.
Warner Bros. cancelled tonight’s screening of the movie in Paris.
“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
James Holmes has been identified as the gunman by police, family and friends. The University of Colorado, which he attended for neuroscience released this photo of the murder:
We will continue to update you with details as they come in.
UPDATE: 12 People Killed, 38 Injured At “The Dark Knight Rises” Premiere In Colorado! was originally published on theurbandaily.com