Lone Shooter Kills 12, , Injures 50 at Colo. Movie Theater
A gunman entered the Century 16 Movie Theaters complex at the Aurora Town Center (a suburb of Denver)around 12:30 a.m. this morning, released a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 14 people and wounding 50 more. (Updated: Death total is 12, not 14.)
Three of the theaters in the complex, like others in across Colorado, were showing Batman: the Dark Knight at all night movie premieres. [More..]
The suspect was taken into custody. His home was searched for explosives.
Preliminary reports are that it was a lone gunman. He was dressed in black, wearing a tear gas mask, and started shooting as many as possible. They have a man in custody.
A 24-year-old suspect in is custody and an apartment building in north Aurora connected to the suspect was being evacuated and searched for possible explosives, according to Police Chief Dan Oates. Oates said there was no evidence of a second suspect, but the man in custody had made a statement about possible explosives in his residence.
Witnesses say the suspect had a calm demeanor. Aurora police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 303-627-3100.
Kurtis Lee has been tweeting live updates since the tragedy happened. Early information is that it was a lone shooter.
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