Dark Knight Rises Premiere Shooting Leaves 12 Dead in Colorado; James Holmes in Custody

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Tragedy struck the town of Aurora, Colorado early this morning, as a gunman opened fire at a movie theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

At the moment, 12 people are confirmed dead and 71 wounded as a result of the incident.

According to various witness accounts and police reports, the suspect tossed some kind of smoke bomb into the theater and opened fire in front of the screen. He was reportedly wearing a gas mask and a bullet proof vest and carrying at least a rifle and a handgun.

The unidentified, alleged murderer is in his early 20s, a police spokesman says, and did not put up a fight when apprehended.*

“We will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family,” said President Obama in a statement, adding:

“All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come,” said Obama, promising he would do everything in his power to bring those responsible to justice.

“We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded."

Aurora is a Denver suburb and is approximately 13 miles from Littleton, Colorado, the site of the Columbine High School shooting in April 1999.

*UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as a 24-year old named James Holmes.

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More and more, all of this shooting, killing and violence is so senseless and appalling. As for that punk-ass murdering James Holmes...MAY HE ROT IN HELL!!!!! MURDERING BASTARD!!!!!

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This is so senseless .people are just losing there fuckin mind.to all da families god bless.too da killer my your soul rott in hell u sick fuck.watch his asd put his ass on strict suicide watch dont let him get off dat easy.too everyone life is to short.start living life to da fullest.you never know you just never know !!!!!!!

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Psychological research into shooters, says they do it because they are almost always clinical psychopaths, and always planned out. They almost always do it for attention and to be forever remembered.
Maybe the news should start calling shooters by numbers, like SHOOTER 242, and conceal their identiy forever. Would this help, since they do it for attention, power, and fame?

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The comments on here are F***ing ridiculous. 12 people have just lost their lives and 50 more wounded. Instead of RIP messages, well keep your family in our prayer and I hope justice is served. All we can talk about is race... Race should be the last thing on our mind right now, this demon wanted attention so he ruined lives and traumatized children. To the families that were affected by this horrible losers action, no one deserved to go through that just because they wanted a nice evening out with their loved ones. I pray justice is served and you're families are able to pick up the pieces.

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Goodbye folks.I cannot tolerate Matt and his several user names today posting tons of racist comments toward blacks.He will blame a black for the shooting someway.

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I'm sorry this is not the time to implement race or politics.

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That is sick. Men have power struggle mental empowerment against one another. It is a man thing.

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@Matt we know you are truth.You are the only one on here who is racist.You change your name due to making people think there is tons of racist commenting.You are very sick.

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Bullets do not see color.Stop the hate.

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Life is fragile it's important how you treat people.

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