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  • Police: 14 dead in Colorado theater shooting

    07/20/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | A.D. 20 July 2012 | THOMAS PEIPERT
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver theater at the opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said. The gunman, who is in custody, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd about 12:30 a.m. MDT at a multiplex theater in a mall in Aurora. "Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates...
  • Batman US cinema shooting: Fourteen dead in Denver (at start of Ramadan)

    07/20/2012 5:26:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/20/12 | BBC
    At least 14 people have been killed in a shooting at a Batman film premiere in the US city of Denver, police say. About 50 people have been injured in the incident at the cinema complex in the suburb of Aurora. Witnesses say a gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. A man was arrested in a car park nearby in possession of a rifle and hand-gun. He told police that explosives were stored at his home. Police chief Dan Oates told reporters that an apartment block in the north of...
  • 14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says

    07/20/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 July 2012 | Wire Staff
    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,"...
  • Hospital: At least 20 shot at Colorado movie theater [10-12 reportedly dead]

    07/20/2012 4:01:58 AM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 168 replies
    Police in Aurora, Colorado, say they've responded to an early Friday shooting at an Aurora movie theater. A hospital says it's received 20 patients relating to the shooting. Jacque Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the University of Colorado Hospital, said all the patients are suffering from gunshot wounds. Injuries range from minor to critical. KUSA: Shooting at Aurora movie theater CNN affiliates in the area report that multiple people have been shot.
  • Shooting in Colorado Injures Several [10 Dead at Batman Movie, Baby Shot Point Blank]

    07/20/2012 3:59:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/20/12
    o—Up to 20 people have been injured in a shooting at a movie theater near Denver, police said. Aurora, Colo. police said there are fatalities but they don't know how many. Police dispatchers said calls about the shooting started coming in about 12:30 a.m. local time Friday from a mall theater that was showing the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Police said one person has been arrested, but no other details were available. Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson said "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time." Swedish Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole...
  • 20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie

    07/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 119 replies
    NEWSER.com, various ^ | 07/20/2012 | Mary Papenfuss,
    20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie 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...
  • FNC- Aurora, CO - massive theater attack-multiple deaths,injuries @ BatMan movie

    07/20/2012 3:26:41 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies
    FNC ^ | 7-20-12
    Fox News front page: BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Colorado Movie Theater, AP Reports
  • Police respond to shooting at Colorado mall; hospital preparing for several victims possible

    07/20/2012 3:26:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/20/2012 | AP
    AURORA, Colo. - Police say there has been a shooting at a movie theatre near Denver, and a hospital spokeswoman says there may be several victims. Aurora, Colo. police say they are responding to a shooting at a movie theatre at a local mall. Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."
  • Perpetrator Identified as Iranian in Aurora Shooting [07/20/2012] (original local news report)

    07/20/2012 8:13:21 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 135 replies
    From the original 9news report on YouTube: "The captured shooter has been identified as Mohammed Alam, an Iranian immigrant. The identity of the other shooter is still unknown, Oates states."