12 Killed in Shooting at 'Dark Knight' Screening in Colorado

At least 50 wounded; suspect in custody.

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.

Jake Lilley July 20, 2012 at 09:35 PM
A firearm is like a seatbelt. I never know when it's going to save my life, so I wear one all the time.


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