12 murdered, dozens injured in Colorado midnight premiere
An undentified man in his 20s entered an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre early this morning, around 2:30 EST, heavily armed and opened fire on an audience screening the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He alleged had an AK-47, two hand guns and a shotgun as well.
Witnesses report that he was wearing a gas mask as he entered the theater, shortly afterwards he tossed a canister of tear gas and then began firing into the audience.
Shortly after the massacre began police arrested a suspect in the shootings behind the theatre in the parking lot. He has yet to be identified but he is described as being in his early 20s and did not resist arrest although police evacuated his apartment building after he made comments about explosives in his home.
Among the people injured were a 3 month old girl and another 9-year-old girl. Several other people remain in critical condition.
Aurora is less than 20 miles away from Littleton, Colorado where the Columbine High School massacre took place in 1999. 12 students and 1 teacher died in that shooting.
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