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Mass shooting at “Dark Knight” Movie Premier

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July 20, 2012 by The ReadyWriter


I woke up to breaking news this morning, that a lone gunman dressed in riot gear burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” and methodically began shooting patrons, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50.

The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside of Denver.

Witnesses in the movie theater said Holmes crashed into the auditorium through an emergency exit about 30 minutes into the film, set off a smoke bomb, and began shooting. Holmes stalked the aisles of the theater, shooting people at random, as panicked movie-watchers in the packed auditorium tried to escape, witnesses said.

Police said 10 victims died inside the theater, while dozens of others were taken to local hospitals, including a child as young as 6 years old.

Holmes was wearing a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet and carrying a gas mask, rifle, and handgun, when he was apprehended, according to police. Holmes mentioned having explosives stored, leading police to evacuate his entire North Aurora apartment complex and search the buildings early this morning.

Witnesses watching movies in theaters next to the one where the shooting took place said bullets tore through the theater walls and they heard screaming.

I think it’s a damn shame, when you can’t even be safe in a movie theatre these days.

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68 thoughts on “Mass shooting at “Dark Knight” Movie Premier

  1. Danny says:

    Horrible story. So many freaking nuts in the world…absolutely no conscience.

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  2. Cameo1 says:

    What is this world coming to???? where people can not even go to a movie theater to see a movie without being afraid !!!! my condolences to the family of these people who were killed !!!! So very sad …

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  3. Adam says:

    this is just horrific…i’m tellin you whenever there’s a mass shooting it goes down in colorado.

    y’all remember columbine?

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  4. Nicole says:

    praying for the victims. 😦

    people crazy out here.

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  5. CoCo says:

    some news outlets are saying the youngest victim was 3-months-old, as well as a six-year-old. daymn!! you can’t even go to the movies anymore I’m praying for the ALL involved in this tragic incident…

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    • Gia says:

      Coco

      If the ages are true WTH is a 3 month old doing at a damn midnight movie!

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    • Mahogany says:

      Coco – While I may have not taken my baby to a midnight showing, you do know this could happen at any time of the day, right?? I am just going to send prayers and chill on that topic.

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    • Sane says:

      This is so horrible! Theres alot of sick People in this world.. the shooter and the ASSHOLE Who took there 3 MONTH OLD Baby to a BATMAN MOVIE AT MIDNIGHT! like really?!

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    • Bird says:

      @Coco

      If the ages are true WTH is a 3 month old doing at a damn midnight movie!
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      While I wouldn’t take my child to a midnight movie whomever did & I can’t judge them, we all have a BIRTH DATE & a DEATH DATE we just don’t know when this could have happened @ any time of day the way things are going these days GM btw

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    • Starr says:

      If the ages are true WTH is a 3 month old doing at a damn midnight movie!
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      The news is not reporting an injured 3-month-old infant.

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    • Cindy says:

      The news is not reporting an injured 3-month-old infant.

      —————————–

      Good Morning America stated the youngest victim was 3 mo

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    • Starr says:

      CNN reports that 6 children were injured and transported to a children’s hospital. 10 adults were pronounced dead at the theater. 2 adults died in the hospital.

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    • CoCo says:

      Starr, I know what I heard.

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    • Shawnia says:

      Now CNN reports that the gunman was wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest.

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    • Tamala says:

      While I wouldn’t have took my child to a midnight movie whomever did & I can’t judge them , we all have a BIRTH DATE & a DEATH DATE we just don’t know when this could have happened @ any time of day the way things are going these days GM btw
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      Cosign

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    • Mrs. Hawthorne says:

      GM y’all”
      3 month old victim of #theatershooting has been released from hospital – confirmed through University Hospital—-

      What a MIGHTY God we serve!

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    • YES says:

      GM y’all”
      3 month old victim of #theatershooting has been released from hospital – confirmed through University Hospital—-

      What a MIGHTY God we serve!
      ___________________________

      That’s good news.

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    • Tamala says:

      3 month old victim of #theatershooting has been released from hospital – confirmed through University Hospital—-

      What a MIGHTY God we serve!
      ____________________________

      Great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. SlickRick says:

    *WTF!!!!!!*
    what the hell is going on in Colorado…the mountains aren’t peaceful enough? The fuck!?! This is just some crazy shit!

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  7. Nicole says:

    If you wanna be crazy kill your own damn self…UGH!!!

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  8. Bobby says:

    So sad. 😦

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  9. Shawnia says:

    According to reports it’s 14 people dead…So sad 😦

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  10. Pointman says:

    Da fvk??!!!!!

    Morning EVERYBODY

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  11. Pointman says:

    O’an *Obama 2012* has spoken so folks need not mumble ONE word.

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  12. Tamala says:

    Good Morning CEO Family 🙂

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  13. Lexy says:

    THIS WORLD.. PEOPLE ARE FUCKN CRAZY… A LIFE AINT WORTH SHIT NO MORE TO NO FUCKN BODY THIS SHIT IS JUST SO FUKN EVIL

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  14. Bird says:

    MORNING CEO’ERS”
    How senseless and tragic, People just cant go ANYWHERE with out feeling threatend and insecure of ones security. So Sad may our good Lord put his hands on all that are effected by this tragedy

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  15. QueenC says:

    This is just sad. 😦 praying for all involved.

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  16. Starr says:

    So the suspect was dressed as the Joker huh? Sick ass. It’s a shame how da devil using folks to ignite fear. But I declare the debil is a liar y’all!!!

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    • Pinky says:

      So the suspect was dressed as the Joker huh?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      ”:( ”
      how horrifying, Im reading some of the eyewitness statements,Just wow
      Its Just a sad day when you cant go outside your door and feel safe.

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    • Bobby says:

      he dressed as the Joker?! OMG

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    • Cindy says:

      I know the news this morning said because it was one of the first showings that people were coming in wearing costumes which is why no one thought differently about him being dressed that way..

      Good Morning Everyone

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  17. 2Thick4U says:

    Suspect’s mother tells @ABC News “You have the right person… I need to call the police… I need to fly out to Colorado.”

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  18. Pinky says:

    Ok, so how did he get in the theatre? Did he purchase a ticket or entered in through the exit doors? Regardless, (depends on the theater) they check purses n’shit here to cut down on bootleggers and “outside food” being brought in. Sounds crazy, I know but they do.

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    • SlickRick says:

      Ok, so how did he get in?
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      He apparently got in through an unlocked exit door. The exit door should not be easily accessed from the parking lot. Heads gon roll because of it watch.

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    • Mrs. Hawthorne says:

      He apparently got in through an unlocked exit door. The exit door should not be easily accessed from the parking lot
      ^^^ AND I WAS WANTING TO TAKE MY LITTLE ONES TO THE MOVIES TO SEE ICE AGE..UMM I THINK I MIGHT JUST WAIT UNTIL THIS DARK NIGHT MOVIE IS OVER.. WHY WERE THE EXIT DOORS UNLOCKED?

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    • Tamala says:

      He apparently got in through an unlocked exit door
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      U CAN ONLY EXIT FROM THEM DOORS NO ENTRANCE.. WHY DA FUCK WAS IT UNLOCKED… DID HE HAVE SOMEBODY LEAVE IT UNLOCKED FOR HIM?.. DID HE KNOW THEY KEPT IT UNLOCKED? SOUNDS SUSPECT. THEY NEED TO FIND OUT IF HE HAD AN ACCOMPLICE.

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  19. BrownGirl says:

    just horrible 😦 . prayers up.

    good morning every1

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  20. Tamala says:

    morning everybody

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  21. Lexy says:

    THE FACT THAT SOMEBODY PLANNED THIS OUT.. SAW KIDS THERE.. WHY?

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    • SlickRick says:

      THE FACT THAT SOMEBODY PLANNED THIS OUT.. SAW KIDS THERE.. WHY?
      ********
      This is tragic and horrible an all but you sound traumitized boo mayb you need to go lay down for a minute.

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  22. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    luvn life aint shyt to nobody no more.. not even a child THIS WORLD IS GETTING SCARIER BY THE DAMN MONTH.. WEEK.. ZOOMBIES NOW THIS

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  23. Cindy says:

    They are in my prayers. You cannot go anywhere it seem in this day and age. I hope he wasnt going after them because of the reviews from the day before. I cant wait to hear his motive

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  24. applebottomgirl2011 says:

    Sad 😦 just sad it ain’t safe no damn where!!!

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  25. CeoDawg says:

    This is not only tragic but horrible. How do you go to a movie theatre then wind up dead? Makes no sense.

    People are st8 maniacs!!!

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  26. Dana says:

    sad people are sick.

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  27. 2Thick4U says:

    It’s been 4 copycats throughout several states since this happened. The devil is a liar!

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    • Yvonne says:

      It’s been 4 copycats throughout several states since this happened
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      i heard about that..people are just CRAZY!

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  28. Yvonne says:

    It’s a damn shame when you can’t even go to the theatre and be safe.

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  29. Acquitta says:

    Sad 😦 the whole incident is just sad.

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  30. BBallen says:

    What about ole boy who left his family at the theater? shiddd….

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  31. Lexy says:

    This was all meant for evil now let’s see God make it good.

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  32. Mahogany says:

    Can we all say “GUN CONTROL” that’s the only way this madness can be stopped.

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  33. Olivijah says:

    situation is sad. we need a healing. but i’m tired of everybody wanting to pray after incidents like this, stayed prayed up.

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