Tragic Shooting at Dark Knight Premiere Leaves at Least 12 Dead
Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in National Issues
At a midnight screening of the Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, a masked gunman entered the Century 16 theater, lobbed a tear gas canister, and opened fire on the audience.
Witnesses stated that they first did not realize the gravity of the situation: thinking instead that the event was a stunt planned by the movie theater staff.
At least 12 people are dead with another 38 wounded.
Police have apprehended a 24-year old suspect.
For more on this story as it develops and for witness videos, etc, visit NPR.org.
This was a truly tragic event and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.