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12 Killed in 'Dark Knight' Shooting in Colorado

At least 50 people are wounded; police have suspect in custody.

Updated: July 20, 8:45 a.m.

At least 12 people are reported dead and 50 others are wounded in a shooting that broke out during a midnight showing Thursday of "The Dark Knight Rises" in suburban Denver,  according to media reports.

Police originally announced that 14 people had died in the attack, but  revised the death toll around 7:45 a.m., according to NBC News, which is also reporting that the suspect has been named as 24-year-old James Holmes.

Friday, July 20, 7:30 a.m.:

A midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises" turned tragic when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater in suburban Denver. At least 14 people are dead and 50 injured. Ten people died in the theater.

According to media reports, Aurora, Colo., police have a suspect in custody. Witnesses at the Century 16 movie theater say the gunman, wearing military-type fatigues and gas mask, set off a smoke bomb and then made his way through the theater, gunning people down. Bullets went through the theater wall, injuring people in the next theater, as well.

Some 250 police officers responded to the scene and found the suspect near a car at the back of the theater. He was carrying a knife, handgun and rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest.

Police also searched the suspect's North Aurora apartment for additional explosives. The suspect is said to be in his early 20s.

 

The long-anticipated movie is showing at the in Peachtree Corners tonight. Were you planning on attending the movie? In light of last night's shooting will you change your plans?

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