OMG!!! is all i could say while reading this story..... 50 people wounded and 12 shot dead at the Dark Knight movie opening in Colorado. This is pure insanity!!
President Obama has released a statement... This is so sad, My Condolences to the family and friends who lost a loved one. My heart also goes out to the people who witnessed this Massacre, i'm sure there were a lot of little kids in that theatre.
Daily News Reports... A gunman opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver movie theater on the opening night of the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said.
The gunman, who is in custody, entered through the emergency exit, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd about 12:30 a.m. MDT at a multiplex theater in a mall in Aurora.
"Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said at a news conference.
President Barack Obama released a statement Friday morning, in which he says he is "shocked and saddened" by a deadly shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater. He is urging the nation to "come together as one American family."
Police, ambulances and emergency crews swarmed on the scene after frantic calls started flooding the 911 switchboard, officials said.
Officers came running in and telling people to leave the theater, Salina Jordan told the Denver Post. She said some police were carrying and dragging bodies. The Denver Post has a live blog following the events.
Officers later found the gunman near a car behind the theater.
"A gas mask, rifle, handgun at least one additional weapon (were) found inside," he said.
The suspect was taken into custody, but no name was released. Oates said there's no evidence of any other attackers. There was also no immediate word of any motive.