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Tragic Shooting at Dark Knight Premiere Leaves at Least 12 Dead

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in National Issues

Photo Courtesy of USAToday.net

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.

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