Mass shooting at Batman premier in Colorado, 12 killed

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Denver: Twelve people were shot to death and at least 38 wounded in a shooting at a movie theater in a suburb of Denver, Police in the U.S. state of Colorado have reportedly said.  

                                                                                     Amateur Video of Shooting Aftermath

About 50 others including children were hurt in the attack on the showing of The Dark Knight Rises in a mall in the Aurora suburb, some of whom were treated for the effects of tear gas, officials said.

Authorities say the midnight premier of "The Dark Knight Rises", the latest Batman movie, had just begun Friday at the Century 16 theater in the city of Aurora, when a masked man at the front of the theater faced the packed crowd, threw a tear gas canister and started randomly shooting.  Witnesses said he fatally shot an infant at point-blank range.

Dozens of police were at the scene, and the authorities soon evacuated the area while they checked for any explosive devices.

Police say they arrested the shooter a short time later in the parking lot outside the theater, and recovered a rifle, a handgun and a gas mask. A second gun was found in the theater.
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