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Published On: Fri, Jul 20th, 2012

Colorado shooter attacks ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening, kills 14, wounds 50

UPD 830EST: Official says 12 are confirmed dead, attempts to dismiss reports that as many as 15 have been killed.

Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania did not say why it was changed from the earlier report that 14 were killed.


At least 14 people were killed and 50 wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater.

Century 16 movie theater, the site of the mass shooting, killing atleast 14 Photo/Fandango

The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a rear parking lot of the Century 16 theater. During a battle scene in the film, the shooter reportedly burst into theater 9 and opened fire.

“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 said at a news conference.

“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.

One suspect is in custody and there’s no evidence of any additional shooters, Oates said.

The suspect was dressed in black, carrying a rifle and a handgun, and wearing a bulletproof vest. His identity has not been released, and a motive for the attack is unknown.

Police also found explosives in the suspect’s North Aurora home. Authorities evacuated the building’s residents as a precautionary measure.

There was no immediate word of any motive.

Two people in critical condition were rushed to nearby Swedish Medical Center, spokeswoman Nicole Williams said

 

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