Skip to comments.14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says
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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And there are lots of Muslims in India, and a Muslim in India has incentives to try to blend in there.
Major spin in progress. In order for NBC to declare his immigration status as “legal” they’d have to know his name, date of birth, country of origin, passport number, and have direct access to an U.S. immigration data base. No way they’d get all that at this point in the game.
If the 2nd amendment was truly enforced, there would have been returned fire. We need more guns, not fewer.
Not necessarily in this case. With tear gas involved, unless you have a mask, you are going to be pretty useless in a firefight.
It’s 6:52 a.m. in Clarksville TN. Wife & I are visiting my Mom. Steve Gill on AM 1510 is locked in on the Colorado massacre story. Local: the Murfreesboro Mosque won’t open on time for Ramalamadingdong month. Identity/race/religion of perpetrator withheld thus far. Liberals already screaming there’re too many guns. Frustrated callers say armed citizens in the theater could have shortstopped the shooter(s).
My wife is a better pistol shooter than me. That’s good.
Colorado is "Shall Issue" CCW, but this does no good unless you actually GET your CCW and actually CARRY habitually.
What’s with all the double-underlined blue highlighted words lately? Does using these words land you on Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list?
Not necessarily. Different people respond differently to different types and concentrations of irritants. I am practically immune to CN, but oleoresin capsicum puts me down. You also have to consider the amount of time it would take a dispensing canister to become effective in a large room such as a theater. There’s a window of at least several seconds in which to act.
Yes, that’s where I saw it. Haven’t seen it reported anywhere else. I guess he was starting his Ramadan celebrations.
Feds are indicating a 24 year old James Holmes. Looks like crazy white guy strikes. Frankly makes more sense than a ME perp.
Now identified as James Holmes.
Was Sarah Palin blamed for it yet?
A lot of jihadis have normal names, then adopt a mohammed akbar type name. The police radio tape identifies the captured shooter as Mohammed something or other.
I’m waiting for them to blame Rush Limbaugh.
My stated theory, early on, that this was a fanatical OWSer (enraged by director Nolan’s strongly anti-OWS message, in the film) now looking remarkably prescient.
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