This is horrible, tragic.
I’m about 50 miles from Aurora. If you’re wondering, Columbine is in a different suburb of Denver — in Littleton, which is about 18 miles from Aurora.
“AURORA — Fourteen people were killed and about 50 were injured early Friday when shots rang out at an Aurora movie theater during a premiere showing of the new Batman movie. A 24-year-old suspect in is custody and an apartment building in north Aurora connected to the suspect was being evacuated and searched for possible explosives, according to Police Chief Dan Oates.” — 14 killed, 50 wounded at Aurora movie theater – The Denver Post
“He looked so calm when he did it. It was like scary. He waited for both the bombs to explode before he did anything. Then, after both of them exploded, he began to shoot.” – Eyewitness from Aurora, Colo., theater shooting during showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” last night. (via: joshsternberg)
President Obama’s Statement on Aurora Shooting
Eyewitness tells @todayshow that gunman was dressed in SWAT-like outfit, methodically shot people as they tried to exit room
RT @9NEWS: University Hospital confirms the youngest patient admitted from #theatershooting is 3 months old. We have not… http://t.co/LnbsT2Kg
CNN: The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN. The suspect was not immediately identified, though Fania said he was believed to be in his early 20s. ”He did not resist. He did not put up a fight,” Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.
Aurora Police responded to a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre early Friday morning, July 20, 2012. (Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)
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