Skip to comments.20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie
Posted on 07/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT by prisoner6
BOMB SQUAD ON THE SCENE IN AURORA
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
A least 20 people were injured early this morning in a shooting and a possible explosion at a movie theater in Colorado, NBC is reporting. The violence occurred at a Century 16 theater in an Aurora mall following a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
One suspect is in custody, and a police bomb squad is on the scene. Three local hospitals were alerted to prepare for a "mass casualty" incident involving at least 20 injured.
Three victims are reportedly in critical condition. The town has been hit with a spate of violence recently. Two people were shot dead in unrelated incidents over the weekend, according to the Denver Post.
Fox News reporting 10 dead, dozens injured.
Many theaters across the country had midnight showings of the new Batman movie last night.
Live Aurora PD radio:
at least 25 transported to hospitals.
Given how openly negative towards the OWS movement Nolan’s film is: I already have a good, strong suspicion who the culprit(s) will ultimately turn out to be.
This was two shooters, with body armor, smoke grenades and all... not your spur of the moment thing.
According to FOX...2 shooters stood up the moment Batman appeared (one shooter in each of two theaters)...they had gas masks and protective gear...shot off some kind of gas...people, mostly teens, panicked and shooters just began randomly shooting. Right now 10-12 + deaths....many others in critical condition.
I was thinking an act of terrorism, gang violence, or crazy disaffected youths. Suspect in custody, we should have an idea soon.
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Updated: Shooting(s) at the Century Theater near Aurora Towncenter...many listeners reporting a crazy scene with several dozen police on the scene and several possible injuries. If youre out tonight heading that way you’ll definitely want to head in a different direction. Definitely sending our prayers to anyone who may be hurt.
If true that does sound like terrorism though I guess there have been some organized attacks by crazies.
Two separate ‘devices’ in two separate vehicles in the parking lot. Live report on FOX by police chief expected @5:15 am EST.
Chief of police to talk to media in about 15 minutes
“...At least eight people were shot and others were injured by scrap metal pepper bomb, the mortician said....”
Not sure....reporter on the scene did make a comment about how unusually quickly gang squads were present.
It sounds like there were police on hand, and they disrupted the shooting very quickly. Thank God they were there, otherwise these guys would have killed a lot more.
Get ready for more gun control BS.
Sounds planned, with a definite target in mind.
Also guessing the perp in custody is a 22yo angry white boy.
... with a "V for Vendetta" face mask, and a keen interest in drum circles.
Oh great ... Zero now has his platform for a new AWB and massive gun control.
24/7 coverage of “Evil gun owners” coming for the rest of the summer.
Aurora is the Chicago of Colorado.
Seems like there was some earlier heat today about the movie...
Batman fans acting like dickheads on Rotten Tomatoes, site suspends comments
And so it begins. The violence will grow exponentially the closer we get to November. It's all part of The Plan.
Yet another incident proving that our country is collectively going stark raving mad.
I hate people.
Maybe a gang member but it’s all a guess right now.
So sad. Prayers for the families. It could be me. I dropped my son off for the midnight show. He is still there or on way home with another mom.
It seems that these two were too organized to be OWS types.
On the police radio they described someone as a Hispanic male. Unfortunately I wasn’t paying close attention so I’m not sure if they were talking about the theater security or a suspect.
You got it. If anyone still is lacking in 2nd ammendment supplies, they better hurry the heck up and buy them up. If Obummer wins in November, it will be a full court press against the 2nd Ammendment on multiple fronts.
Never let a crisis go to waste, Batman.
Not likely. Dressed in black, with a riot mask and bullet proof vest. Seems more like a loner psycho.
Just sickening- Prayers for all involved.
This is nothing like gang violence. It’s possible but it semms much more organized and terrorist like in execution. The OWS angle seems much more plausible.
Fox saying at least 20 bodies in theater mostly children or youths, not clear if that meant all deaths but he included the one baby on the list. A baby should not be at a midnight showing but that is trivial at this point.
Reports now of at least 2 gunmen:
“...Local media reports that two gunmen were involved in the rampage. An explosive device was set off during the shooting, injuring several people...”
Aurora PD reports 50 transported to local ER’s.
The numbers now seem to be settling at 10 dead and 39 injured.
Could be a loner but not if the report of 2 shooters is accurate.
Prayers for everybody. I’m sure your son will home quickly.
FOX labeling it the ‘Dark Knight’ Massacre.
Chaos compared to Columbine.
This is a different country from the one I grew up in. Trash culture.
I’m wondering if there is any conncetion with the bus bombing in Bulgaria - some type of coordinated global spree. The suspect in the Bulgaria bombing DID use a Michigan drivers license. Pure speculation of course but that’s all we can do at this point.
Reported they have one person in custody.
It’s painful to listen to these news people find ways to talk for 59 minutes and report 1 minute of actual news every hour.
It was surreal to see 2 Fox babes appear on screen w long legs and mini skirts at 5 am but frankly one of them is doing a better job of interviewing witnesses. They arent showing them now and ought to re wardrobe them out of respect.
All of the 'Rat boards -- DU, Kos, Firedoglake, etc. -- are absolutely livid with Nolan, right now.
Again: if I'm wrong, then I'm wrong... BUT --
He isn’t home yet. I can’t sleep.
Press conference supposed to be starting soon.
Will it be online?
14 dead now. One gunman.