Friday, July 20, 2012

Shooter Kills 12, Wounds 50 At Midnight Showing Of The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises opened nationwide at 12:01AM today, Friday July 20th. It is one of the most anticipated movies in recent memory and there's no doubt fans packed movie theatres across the country for midnight showings. For one crowd in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado their display of die hard fandom was interrupted, tragically, by a gunman. A man dressed in a bullet proof vest, gas mask, and armed with a rifle, handgun, and (police suspect) at least one other handgun entered through the movie theatre exit,  deployed tear gas and opened fire. 

There are 12 people dead and 50 wounded. The gunman has been identified as 24 year-old James Holmes. Police say he put up no struggle and was caught in the rear parking lot. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded and the families of the victims. We hope that you will join us in doing so. 

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