Colorado shooting: Unknown number of people shot at Aurora movie theater
An unknown number people were injured early Friday when shots rang out at an Aurora movie theater during a premiere showing of the new Batman movie.
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#3 Jul 20, 2012
For one: i cant believe Carl said that. That's just sick!
My heart goes out to the loved ones of the deceased,and the injured and their families.
Heres what the CO news said :
AURORA Fourteen people were killed and about 50 were injured early Friday when shots rang out at an Aurora movie theater during a premiere showing of the new Batman movie.
A 24-year-old suspect in is custody and an apartment building in north Aurora connected to the suspect was being evacuated and searched for possible explosives, according to Police Chief Dan Oates.
Oates said there was no evidence of a second suspect, but the man in custody had made a statement about possible explosives in his residence.
Ten people died at the scene and four others died at hospitals.
Sometime after 1 a.m., police received reports of gunshots at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center.
Aurora Police responded to a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre early Friday morning, July 20, 2012.(Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)
has been no confirmation on how many people were injured.
Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles were outside the mall, where three theaters were showing "The Dark Knight Rises." Police from all over the metro area had been called to the scene.
Witnesses told reporters that the guman was masked and clad in black.
A witness, Bejamin Fernandez, 30, said he was watching the movie when he heard a series of explosions. He said that people ran from the theater and there were gunshots as police shouted 'get down!"
Frenandez said he saw people falling, including one young girl.
Salina Jordan, 19, was in Theater 8 and saw people hit in her theater. She said one girl was struck in cheek, others in stomach including a girl who looked to be around 9-years-old.
Jordan said it sounded like firecrackers until someone ran into Theater 8 yelling "they're shooting out here!"
The police came running in, telling people to run out. Some police were carrying, dragging bodies, she said.
Police set up a command post near the Dillards department store and were interviewing hundreds of possible witnesses. Some were taken by buses to Gateway High School for questioning.
Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."
Swedish Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Williams says two people injured at the theater have arrived at the hospital in critical condition.
She says emergency workers said there could be several more patients.
Denver Health Medical Center currently has six patients from the Aurora shooting. One is in critical condition and the other five are in currently in fair condition.
Aurora police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 303-627-3100.
#9 Jul 20, 2012
What a tragic, tragic event!! Another safe and innocent environment to be at and something so God Awful had occurred!! For you, Carl, you're a sick individual with some twisted theory!! It's people like you that we need to watch out for. You think this is some joke and what a good plan that individual had to such thing... Well, someone like yourself is gonna be at the wrong place at the wrong. You have problems! Don't hate on people when you HATE YOURSELF!!
#15 Jul 20, 2012
Why did he attack a movie audience? Batman is for kids. What kind of person would target an attraction for kids? First thought was muslim terrorists. But Fox News says the shooter is white male adult.
youngest victims mentioned a 6-year old child and a 3-month old baby at point blank.
The police are at this shooter's apartment because the shooter said that he has explosives in the apartment. So, the shooter's name is available. But they are not mentioning it.
#21 Jul 20, 2012
Someone named James Holmes as the suspect was briefly mentioned on Fox News. Is this James Holmes the suspect shooter? Police are at the shooter's apartment. So, some people know who this suspect shooter is.
#31 Jul 20, 2012
The man in question had a premeditated intent to go to the extreme of wearing protective gear and having the ability to know the layout of where to enter the building. There has to be something to make a person go to such an extreme hunt as he did. I shall say "hunt" on the pretense there was other movies showing in the same theater and he chose the target. Now reporting he had explosives in the residence to police indicates he may not have anticipated returning and he would be apprehended or killed for his actions when confronted. It is too early to tell, but FBI will look deep into the life of this man. It is a tragedy for all. I pray for his family, that they may be comforted as well, it would be devasting to learn of such an act caused by their loved one. The mental state of this man has something terribly wrong to go to this type of distruction. Terrible situation.
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