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Dark Knight Massacre: 12 dead, 50 injured, 24 year old man arrested

July 20, 2012

Apparently there was a mass shooting just outside of Denver at the Aurora Mall.  The shooting occured at 12:30 AM this morning.  A man kicked in a rear fire door, threw a smoke bomb or a tear gas canister into the theatre and began shooting into the crowd. Fifteen people have died, several after being transported to the hospital.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says a gas mask, rifle, handgun at least one additional weapon were found inside the suspects vehicle while the suspect was apprehended.

Police have raided an apartment complex where shooting suspect lived, possible additional explosive devices have been found in his residence

ABC News Live Stream

An eyewitness told news reporters  that the gunman was dressed in  a SWAT-like outfit.  He apparently shot people as they tried to exit the room.

The victims range in age from 6 to 31.  No motive for the shooting is yet known.

Some photos from the crime scene:

Update July 20, 2012 12:22 PM:

Colorado State Police identify suspect as:  James Holmes, age 24

University of Colorado student

Mugshot of suspect: James Homes, Aurora Colorado

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mass-shooting-colorado-movie-theater-10-people-dead/story?id=16817842#.UAkyf7S0zjs

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/07/batman_movie_premiere_shooting.html

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