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14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says
CNN ^ | 20 July 2012 | Wire Staff

Posted on 07/20/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog

At least 14 people were killed and 50 were wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

The man suspected of opening fire on the crowded theater was taken into custody, Oates said.

The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a parking lot at the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman told CNN. The identity of the suspect has not immediately been released.

"We do no have evidence of a second gunman," Oates said.

Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital, said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery. All of the wounded suffered from gunshot wounds, which ranged from minor to critical, she said.

"They're arriving by police, by ambulance. Some are walking in," she said.

The shooting incident occurred during the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 theater, police and witnesses said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurora; aurorashooting; banglist; batmanshooting; jamesholmes; occupywallstreet; ows; ramadan; ramadan2012; ramadanmassacre
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1 posted on 07/20/2012 5:10:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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Theater turned into a shooting gallery. Not many details yet.

Stay safe out there.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 5:13:20 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Newscaster was saying it is now 15 dead, and had the chief of police on the phone - it ended up being a Howard Stern fan, and not the chief...


3 posted on 07/20/2012 5:16:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: smokingfrog

Dear God, what an awful thing to do!

Was the perpetrator shouting something like, “Allah akhbar!”??


4 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:21 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: PghBaldy

Here is the news webcast http://www.9news.com/video/9newsonline.aspx


5 posted on 07/20/2012 5:18:14 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy
"Gunman was dressed all in black..."

Black bloc...?

6 posted on 07/20/2012 5:20:10 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: PghBaldy

John Brennan notified POTUS.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 5:21:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: smokingfrog

What is it about Denver? Nice town, beautiful area- then Columbine and this sort of crap! Where’s this anger from, people?


8 posted on 07/20/2012 5:22:19 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I have no idea who did it, though there are reports it was an Indian male. whatever that means.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 5:22:49 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

Obama will used this to his advantage for sute


10 posted on 07/20/2012 5:23:47 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Sadly Not the Presidency It Seems)
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To: Sybeck1

Yep....Cueing the anti-gun looney faction in 3...2...1....


11 posted on 07/20/2012 5:25:02 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: PghBaldy

I sorta hope it was a white guy so we can just kill him instead of having to apologize to him.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 5:25:21 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Sybeck1

Sorry for the spelling


13 posted on 07/20/2012 5:27:36 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Sadly Not the Presidency It Seems)
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To: PghBaldy
" Indian male. whatever that means."

A lot of people confuse Indians and Pakis.

~IF~ it's a Paki, then there's a high likelihood of it being a Mohammedan.
14 posted on 07/20/2012 5:28:36 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Nah - if it was a White man, they would have his picture splashed all over the tube already (bracketed by Romney clips.)


15 posted on 07/20/2012 5:30:40 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: PghBaldy

A Howard Stern fan?

What does that mean?


16 posted on 07/20/2012 5:30:47 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: PghBaldy
I have no idea who did it, though there are reports it was an Indian male.

Indian or Pakistani ?

US House bill seeks to designate Haqqani as a terror network

17 posted on 07/20/2012 5:31:43 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: shibumi

ain’t that the truth


18 posted on 07/20/2012 5:32:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: PghBaldy
Aurora, Colorado: Indian Male Suspect in Shooting Rampage at Dark Knight Rises Showing


19 posted on 07/20/2012 5:34:36 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: shibumi

Today is the first day of ramadan,,, just FYI


20 posted on 07/20/2012 5:36:26 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: smokingfrog

Damn workplace violence.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 5:37:15 AM PDT by YourAdHere (racist (noun): An individual who is found to be winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: smokingfrog

If it does turn out to be a Paki (or other Mohammedan) terrorist, they’ll handle it just like Major Hassan and couch the thing in every sort of social psycho-babble argument you can think of.

And if he’s not here legally, they’ll attribute this to stress he endured over having to get a photo ID card.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 5:37:34 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: preacher

“Gunshot victims being tested for chemical exposure,” as per live news feed. WTF...?


23 posted on 07/20/2012 5:39:19 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: DesertRhino

Ramadan?

I guess I’m just so much of a jingoistic, narrow-minded racist Euro-centric Judeo-Christian that I forgot to mark it on my social calendar.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 5:40:17 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: PghBaldy

The news wouldnt use the term Indian if they meant native American indian. Likely going to be a Pakistani or India type guy.
Also, this whole dressed in battle gear, throwing bombs, in tactical gear has a Mumbai feel more than it does a Pine Ridge feel.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 5:41:47 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Tear gas. He deployed two canisters. Police could not enter #9 theater because of the gas. They demanded gas masks right away on the radio. Suspect apparently kicked in a door which was probably at the back of the theater near the screen. From eyewitness reports.
26 posted on 07/20/2012 5:42:39 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: DesertRhino

“Shooter’s car (in parking lot of theater) had explosives in it,” as per live news feed.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: catfish1957
Also Obama will go counsel the people, he will soothe with eloquent speeches according to the drive bye media. It is Obama's moment to be a stateman.
28 posted on 07/20/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Sadly Not the Presidency It Seems)
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To: shibumi

You and me both,,id love to con you that im THAT wired in, but i just read it and confirmed the date on google.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 5:44:09 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: justa-hairyape
Thanks. I was thinking something really awful, like (maybe) Ricin gas, God forbid...
30 posted on 07/20/2012 5:44:49 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: JoeDetweiler
I sorta hope it was a white guy so we can just kill him instead of having to apologize to him.

Thanks for the unfortunate and poignant reminder of how screwed up our current politically correct society is getting. It is hard to tolerate.
31 posted on 07/20/2012 5:46:33 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: smokingfrog
A Howard Stern fan?

What does that mean?

Congenital idiocy.

32 posted on 07/20/2012 5:46:46 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: DesertRhino

This is horrible. Anger is starting to become a real problem.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 5:47:40 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: smokingfrog

Howard Stern fans often make prank calls to news organizations, especially at times like this when talking heads are hungry for a scoop.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 5:48:26 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
“Gunshot victims being tested for chemical exposure,” as per live news feed. WTF...?

Got a link for that live feed? or is it on TV?
35 posted on 07/20/2012 5:48:39 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: justa-hairyape
Haqqani Network

The Haqqani Network is an insurgent group fighting against US-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan. Originating in Afghanistan during the mid-1970s, it was nurtured by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan.[4] Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son Sirajuddin Haqqani lead the group, which operates on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; but U.S. officials believe it is based in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal frontier.[5] It is allied with the Taliban.[6][7][1]

According to US military commanders it is "the most resilient enemy network" and one of the biggest threats to the U.S.-led NATO forces and the Afghan government in the current war in Afghanistan.[8][9] In October 2011, U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton indicated that American officials had held a meeting with the representatives of the group during the previous summer.[10]

36 posted on 07/20/2012 5:49:04 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: smokingfrog

The very first “comment” on the article in the Denver Post, thanked the NRA, and as you might imagine it was not a complementary thanks.

This typical pre election massacre will give rise to a nationwide emotional appeal to disarm ourselves, applying of course to the “law abiding” only.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by wita
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To: ZX12R

Post #5.


38 posted on 07/20/2012 5:49:33 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: DesertRhino

I’m more likely to like you better if you’re *NOT* acutely aware of such things.

(Unless, of course, it’s your job to know so you can protect us.)

When will somebody in the news point out the obvious tragedy in all this? ~NO ONE~ in the theater (as far as we know) was packing and returned fire.

Waiting for somebody in the media to decry the lack of firepower in the crowd.........

Still waiting .....

Turning blue ........


39 posted on 07/20/2012 5:49:46 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Amen to that.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 5:52:29 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hmmmm....not a “White hispanic”. Indian? Muslim?....Then there is no news here. It never happened or it was the fault of the movie goers killed because the gun man had issues with living in America.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 5:53:49 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: luvbach1

That might be funny if it were not such a tragic event.

It’s going to be interesting to hear some of the spin on this one.


42 posted on 07/20/2012 5:53:49 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: shibumi

What a horrifying thing to wake up to! Fox is covering this live, No info at all on the shooter yet even though they have evaced his apartment building...so they damn well kmow who he is. Why don’t we?


43 posted on 07/20/2012 5:56:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: catfish1957

Denver getting quite a reputation for pre election kick off massacres.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 5:56:34 AM PDT by wita
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Thanks.


45 posted on 07/20/2012 5:58:03 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: shibumi

probabaly a white indian


46 posted on 07/20/2012 6:00:43 AM PDT by wny
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To: shibumi

probably a white indian


47 posted on 07/20/2012 6:00:47 AM PDT by wny
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To: MestaMachine

We don’t know because they’re still trying to figure out how to spin a Mohammedan terrorist into a Bitter Clinger.


48 posted on 07/20/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

And NBC just announced the car had Tennessee plates...and the gunman was in the country legally....hmmmm. wonder if it’s someone from the Murfreesboro mosque...


49 posted on 07/20/2012 6:10:51 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

Shooter’s car had Tenn. tags:

Related to:

Tenn. mosque not ready to open for Ramadan’s start

http://www.themorningsun.com/article/20120719/NEWS04/120719651/bc-us-tennessee-mosque-2nd-ld-writethru-536tenn-mosque-not-ready-to-open-for-ramadan-s-startap-photo-ny118-reldate(2012-07-19t20-04-33


50 posted on 07/20/2012 6:13:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
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