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Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living.

The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.

So stated Barack Obama today in an address from Fort Myers, Florida, as he addressed the tragic Colorado shooting that took the lives of 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater.

“If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile," the President continued. "Our time here is limited and it is precious. What matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another."

A 24-year old former medical school student named James Holmes is in custody for the shooting.

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James Holmes has been identified as the suspect who opened fire inside a Colorado movie theater early this morning, injuring over 50 attendees and killing at least 12 people on hand to watch a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

The 24-year old is in police custody.

Sources say Holmes is a former University of Colorado School of Medicine student who dropped out last month. He does not have a criminal record, nor does he appear to possess ties to any terrorist organization.

Authorities raided Holmes' Denver-area apartment today and reportedly found what appeared to be "buckets of extra ammunition" and some kind of chemical inside his home.

Eerily enough, a woman from California called in to ABC News a short while ago and confirmed that Holmes, her son, is almost definitely the culprit.

"You have the right person," the San Diego resident said, adding that she would be calling the police and flying to Colorado.

In the wake of this tragedy, Warner Bros. has canceled the Paris red carpet premiere of The Dark Knight Rises tonight and sent out its thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims.

UPDATE: The University of Colorado has released the following photo of James Holmes:

James Holmes Picture

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We have a few updates on this morning's horrific shooting in Colorado at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

Warner Bros. has canceled a red carpet premiere event scheduled for Paris this evening and released the following statement:

"Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."

Secondly, numerous 911 calls from the scene of the tragedy have been released. Many are played/heard in the video above. Warning: they are disturbing in nature.

The NYPD has also released a statement in anticipation of screenings of The Dark Knight Rises across the Big Apple today. It reads:

"As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing in the five boroughs."

As previously reported, a 24-year old names James Holmes is in custody and suspected of opening fire on a theater full of attendees after initially setting off a smoke bomb. At least 12 people are considered dead and 50 wounded.

Our thoughts go out to the loved ones of the victims and we will continue to update this story as news breaks.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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.