'Dark Knight' Shooting Leaves at Least 12 Killed, 50 Injured (Bloomberg)
Friday July 20th, 2012
At least 12 people were killed and as many as 50 injured when a gunman in a gas mask opened fire about 12:30 a.m. in a theater showing the new Batman (TWX) movie in Aurora, near Denver, Colorado.
Police found explosives in the home of a 24-year-old man arrested in a car at the shopping mall that housed the theater, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters. The suspect, James Holmes, has no known ties to terrorists, although the investigation continues, said a federal official, who lacked authorization to speak publicly and asked for anonymity.
“We have no evidence of additional shooters,” Oates said. “The gunman was found in a car in the parking lot with a rifle, handgun, gas mask.”
“The Dark Knight Rises” is rated PG-13 and there were many children at the sold-out show, including some in costumes, at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center. One of the dead was a 3-month-old child, the Denver Post reported.