Breaking News: Gunman Kills 12 At Colorado Dark Knight Rises Premiere: A lone masked gunman armed with a rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns entered a movie theater outside Denver, CO, this morning just minutes after the 12:05 a.m. premiere of The Dark Knight Rises began, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38.
A witness said the gunman entered the Aurora theater through the emergency exit door, “threw a canister across the theater,” unleashing gas, “then started shooting.” Another witness said movie-goers were confused when the shooting started because they thought the sound of gunfire was coming from the movie.
A third witness said, “He looked so calm when he did it.”
The suspect, whom federal authorities have identified as 24-year-old James Holmes,was arrested outside the theater. A search of his apartment uncovered more explosives.
Holmes had no history with police other than a traffic ticket.
In reaction to the tragedy, Warner Bros. has canceled the Paris premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, issuing a statement saying the company “is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident.”