Friday, 20 July 2012

'Dark Knight Rises'PremierTragedy in Colorado

A masked gunman broke into a Denver cinema and shot dead at least 12 people and wounded 38 others, including children, during a late-night screening of the new Batman movie. James Holmes, 24, kicked down a door to enter the packed theater in Aurora, Colorado, dressed in black and wearing a gas mask and bullet-proof vest.
He threw a smoke grenade and waited for it to explode before he started firing randomly into the audience with what is believed to an assault rifle and at least two handguns.
Aurora police said that 12 people died in the horrific attack, and the bodies of 10 victims are still inside the theatre. The youngest victim is believed to be just 12-years-old.
Scores of injured victims are now fighting for their lives; the youngest is just three months old, and is believed to have been shot at blank point range in the back.

Horror: People gather outside the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado at the scene of a mass shooting - a masked gunman shot dead 12 people and wounded 50 others

  • Police estimate 38 people are injured - youngest receiving medical treatment is a three-month-old baby
  • At least 12 dead with youngest victim just 12 years old
  • Aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi among those killed
  • Police sources identify gunman as James Holmes, aged 24
  • Entered mall cinema in Aurora, Colorado dressed in black and wearing a gas mask and bullet-proof vest 30 minutes into screening
  • Set off smoke bomb then fired indiscriminately with as many as four guns
  • Man was arrested without incident in a car park nearby and told the police that explosives were stored at his home
  • Apartment block in the north of Aurora has been evacuated
  • Confusion as witnesses thought shooting was part of the film

  • Culled from Mailonline
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