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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The suspect was apprehended without a fight, he did not resist. That usually means they have a message, they are seeking to be held as a hero.
That is not something a gang banger would to.
Sounds terror linked, and with it being Ramadan...
This is a heartbreaking situation, I am sending prayers to Colorado. I pray that God will touch the hearts of the wounded and the families of those killed and bring them some (even if just a little) peace.
That said, how long will it be before we see the libtard pundits blaming Rush for “stiring up the right wing kooks.”
I was wondering the same thing. Mrs p6 was talking on the phone when I came into the room and heard the announcer so the audio wasn’t clear. It seemed like they were talking about evidence they found in his apartment.
Feels like you may be right.
They caught the terrorist.
He had the guns on him.
Get a rope and take him to the nearest tree.
Don’t let him down until crows have plucked his eyeballs out.
The Zazi terrorist family of Aurora, Colorado were also in the country legally.
My impression is that he was surprised by the quick police response. Some of the people running out the theater ran into the police coming in. He apparently kicked in a back emergency door and his car was parked in back. So he was probably going to drive away and escape, but the police were just too fast and caught him in his car. Apparently he told the police he may have had explosives in his apartment. If he is connected to the before mentioned Pakistani terrorist group, they are experts in explosives.
It’s being reported on another thread that the perp is an Iranian named Muhammed Alam.
yeah as soon as I saw “no terrorist “ I knew it would be like Ft.Hood, workplace violence.
Maybe he ran the popcorn machine. That’s stressful.
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.
GMA just mentioned something like “investigate if he was involved in the tea party”.
What the hell!!!
Yeah, when I heard he was white, I figured the TEA Party would be mentioned.
I was right about the 22yo angry white boy, well, off 2 years.
Angry white guy with muslim friends about to convert to islam, made his sacrifice right after midnight, the minute Ramadan started.
For the last three days I’ve been pondering Iran’s claim that they have 50,000 martyrs in the US waiting for orders to attack. Wonder if this was one.
Has that actually been confirmed, via a news source? Do you have a link?
Ah, you’re one of those lucky ones. That stuff puts me on my ass in a flat second.
Good point about the billowing time factor. Of course, if he didn’t start shooting until it was billowing, then that would make it that much harder to respond. Regardless, that’s not a place you’d want to be even if there wasn’t a shooter.
If law abiding citizens could conceal carry, a number of people would have returned fire at the outset.
Those are steel doors in a steel frame. Tough to kick in. I doubt he planned this all carefully and just assumed he would be able to kick the door in.
Did you see this reported or is it just speculation?
One witness close to that door stated he kicked it in. Perhaps he had visited previously and weakened the door frame. Cannot figure out what the guy had against Batman. Basically a comic book character in my mind. They had to cancel the premier in Paris and the actors are all in hiding. Drudge has a bunch of links up now.