12 Killed in Mass Shooting at Batman Premiere in Colorado
Twelve people are confirmed dead and 38 have been wounded in a shooting at the premiere of the new Batman movie in a movie theater in Aurora near Denver, Colorado, according to numerous reports.
According to reports, a gunman opened fire at the theater,killing twelve people and injuring 38, which have been admitted to a hospital.
“The Police Department can confirm that 12 persons are deceased, with the bodies of 10 victims still at the crime scene inside the theater. At least two more victims died at area hospitals,” said the Aurora Police Department in a statement.
Witness and police reports indicate that the suspect threw a smoke or gas bomb into the theater and started shooting from the front of the screen.
One suspect is in custody. The suspect was reportedly waring a gas mask and a bullet-proof vest. Frank Fania, PIO for the Aurora Police department told CNN that the alleged gunmen had rifle and a hand gun in his possession and another firearm was found inside the theater. The suspect was arrested near his car by some of the first officers on the team.
An eye-witness has shared some details on Twitter.