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    14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/20/us/colora ... index.html

    14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says

    By the CNN Wire Staff

    updated 6:57 AM EDT, Fri July 20, 2012

    (CNN) -- 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, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

    The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN. The suspect was not immediately identified, though Fania said he was believed to be in his early 20s.

    "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.

    KMGH: Mass shooting inside Aurora movie theater: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31 ... etail.html

    Oates said there was no evidence of a second gunman.

    Chaos broke out during the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 theater when the shooting began, police and witnesses said.

    "We saw people running around and screaming," a man, who was not identified, told CNN affiliate KUSA.

    KUSA: One person in custody: http://www.9news.com/news/article/27870 ... r-shooting

    He said there was confusion in the theater when the shooting began because many believed the sound of gunfire was coming from the movie.

    Oates said that the suspect used some sort of "smoke device" before opening fire in the theater.

    Witnesses told KUSA that the gunman kicked in an emergency exit door and threw a smoke bomb into the darkened theater before opening fire.

    One movie-goer, who was not identified, told KUSA the gunman was wearing a gas mask when he released a smoke bomb and then began moving through the theater, randomly shooting at people.

    Cell phone video taken by someone at the theater showed scores of people screaming and fleeing the building. Some had blood on their clothes.

    One police officer carried a girl believed to be about 9 with gunshot wound to her back out of the theater, a witness said. "She wasn't moving."

    Authorities have also evacuated the suspect's Aurora apartment building after "he made a statement about explosives" in his unit, Oates said.

    KWGN: Witnesses first thought gunfire was part of movie: http://kwgn.com/2012/07/20/at-least-14- ... e-theater/

    Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital, said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery. All of the wounded suffered from gunshot wounds, which ranged from minor to critical, she said.

    "They're arriving by police, by ambulance. Some are walking in," she said.

    Ten people were killed in the theater and another four died at area hospitals, Oates said.

    Hundreds of police officers descended on the theater, and the FBI has joined the investigation.

    "We were calling for help from every police and fire agency," Fania said.

    CNN's Chelsea J. Carter, Ed Payne and Jim Spellman contributed to this report.
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    Re: 14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater

    This is just truly shocking and the stuff of darkest nightmares. My sincerest condolences to the families of the injured and deceased, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    a true and shocking tragedy i heard about it yesterday and was absulutely devastated. you can't stop thinking what if it had happened to yer own kids, parents or friends. this only proves how sick this world is my thoughts are with all the victims and with their loved ones.
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    Re: 14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater

    My thoughts are with the families of the victims of this horrific crime.
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    Re: 14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater

    A horrible act that leaves an impression on all of us here.

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