12 Killed and 59 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado – Updated
Many woke up to the tragic news in Colorado of a mass shooting/murder taking place in Aurora, Colorado at The Dark Knight Rises. The 24 year old suspect tossed tear gas/smoke bomb (reports differ) before opening fire in the theater killing and injuring many, one of which was 3 months old. Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater. Frank Fania said “He did not resist. He did not put up a fight.”
Many thought it was part of the movie as it took place in a part of the movie it might as a gunfire was playing on screen.
The shooter used at least four guns — an “AK type” rifle, a shotgun and two handguns, the federal law enforcement official told CNN. Police are at the suspect’s apartment, and initial reports said that it was booby trapped. This proved not true. This lead to the area being evacuated though.
The victims being treated there ranged in age from 3 months to 45, the hospital said. The current count is 12 killed and 59 injured.
Update: The suspect has been named, James Holmes.
Update: Many police commissioners have announced increase police patrols/security at theaters this weekend to prevent copycats.
Update: One victim has been named, sports blogger/reporter Jessica Redfield (real name Jessica Ghawi). Redfield had escaped a shooting in Toronto in June only to fall victim to this.