Colorado Theater Shooting
Fri July 20, 2012
Coverage of the Colorado Movie Theater Massacre
A midnight screening of the new Batman movie "The Dark Night Rises" turned into a horribly real scene of death and destruction in Aurora, Co., early Friday when a gunman opened fire on the audience.
The initial report from Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates was that at least 14 people were killed and another 50 or so had been wounded. Later, police said there were 12 fatalities and 59 other people wounded.
A suspect, who federal law enforcement officials say is a 24-year man named James Holmes, was arrested shortly after the rampage. He's thought to have acted alone. Fearing that the gunman's apartment may be rigged with explosive booby traps, authorities evacuated the nearby area.