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Gunman Shoots and Kills Many Moviegoers at Batman Premiere

Being called the "worst mass murder in American history": 12 are dead and 57 injured at last report.

James Holmes
James Holmes, suspect arrested on scene. Photo: ABC

(AURORA, Colo.) - The Aurora Police Department issued the following news release concerning the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting

Aurora Police are investigating a shooting at the Century 16 Movie Theater, located at 14300 E Alameda Ave, involving approximately 50 victims with at least 12 confirmed dead. On July 20, 2012, at about 12:39 a.m., police received numerous calls of the shooting. Officers arrived on scene moments after the first calls and arrested one party at the rear of the theater.

Police were told the suspect “appeared” at the front of one of the theaters, threw some type of gas or explosive device and started shooting.

When the suspect was arrested, police recovered one rifle, one handgun and a gas mask. A third gun is still inside the theater. The suspect is an adult male Aurora resident in his early twenties. He offered no resistance when he was arrested. At this time, the police have no evidence that any additional suspects were involved other than the person arrested.

The Police Department can confirm that 12 persons are deceased, with the bodies of 10 victims still at the crime scene inside the theater. At least two more victims died at area hospitals. The Police Department previously released a preliminary number of 14 dead, but only 12 can be confirmed at this time. Approximately 50 total persons were shot, including the deceased.

Victims were transported to at least six area hospitals. Many were rushed immediately to hospitals in police cars by responding officers. The injured and dead include a wide age range. The conditions of the injured also vary, with some suffering very serious wounds.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting in this investigation. Officers and deputies responded from almost every local police and sheriffs’ department in the metropolitan area.

Police are using Gateway High School, located at 1300 S. Sable Blvd., as a meeting location for family members seeking to reunite with loved ones.




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Ronald von Pirch July 20, 2012 10:23 pm (Pacific time)

I am a German and yesterday I saw a video where in Florida an old man fired two armed robbers out of an internet cafe. This is impossible in Germany and even a police officer is not allowed to shoot at a runner. To ban private arms will not stop these maniacs same as death penalty. Only fascist states unarm their citizens. How many people have been in that movie Theater? And how many of them or their parents have a gun at home? If you give up the Right To Bear Arms, then rename your country in UdSSA.

Joe July 20, 2012 8:43 pm (Pacific time)

And they block my comments, wow Cooku

Anonymous July 20, 2012 1:28 pm (Pacific time)

hmmmm..lets see. 1. obama is supporting the United Nations resolution taking our firearms away, but there is much heat, and a few senators are holding out..hmmm. good timing for obama's bosses. 2. The TSA is getting heat, especially after they said, in their own words " the TSA will now be going into sporting events, malls and movie theatres". hmmm. Good timing for obama's bosses. 3. They were caught in fast and furious, giving firearms away to blame the second ammendment. hmmmm. Good timing for obama's bosses. 4. Its Colorado, where the new built airport has an underground facilty that is massive, Columbine, and the college the shooter went to is totally into massive MK type stuff. Brainwash thru drugs etc. Research the artwork in the new Colorado airport, it will shock you. 5. Or maybe it was pharma drugs? Seems the second ammendment always gets blamed, but usually to blame is pharma drugs. But the banker/corporate owned media wont discuss those truths. 5. Why does not the media talk about the hundreds of thousands of times when good people with firearm stopped a crime? My condolences to the victims and the families, but lets not let their pain be played upon by propaganda. This wreaks of false flag. I have more but will end here for now. I will say this, if I would have been in that theatre, the shooter would have gotten no more than maybe 3 people. Shooters ALWAYS go where they think people are not armed, such as skools and theatres, churches. And, check stats, people who legally own firearms do not hurt other people, they help other people. Those who own firearms illegally are the problem. And, if ya want to ban firearms? Think about this, there was been a drug war, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, but the criminals still have drugs..What happens when firearms are banned? Think about it, its scary. Full reign with firearms for the criminals while the good people are unarmed and police only show up to bring body bags and write reports. 911? Good timing for bush's bosses who are the same bosses over obama. Getting this now?

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