Friday, July 20, 2012

14 People Killed and At Least 50 Severely Wounded In Movie Theatre Massacre

Shooting Massacre in Aurora, Co photo credit: Denver Post

14 killed at movie theater photo credit: cbs
What Is This World Coming To? This morning Colorado has suffered yet another massacre. This time a movie theater was the targeted venue. Last night, marked the midnight premiere of  Batman's, the Dark Knight, trilogy in Aurora, Co. Fox news is reporting that, during the previews airing, the suspect kicked in the theater's emergency exit doors, and proceeded to throw in tear bombs.  The suspect then, stood armed in front of the movie screen, armed with a riffle and a handgun, an proceeded to gun down individuals as they ran in fear, attempting to exit the movie theater. The gunman fired at least three full  rounds, wounding at least 50, and even shooting a baby at point blank range in the presence of family. When the shooting stopped, 10 died on the scene, and five died after hospital arrival.

The gunman who is now in police custody, remains unidentified is a male in his early 20's. The gunman was said to have come prepared to kill as it has been reported that the gunman was wearing a bullet proof vest,  and a mask. It has been speculated that the gunman actually had a handgun stashed inside the movie theater. It has also been confirmed that the gunman had a car full of explosives parked behind the movie theater. While, in the police custody, the gunman indicated that he may have had explosives in his apartment that has been confirmed is in Aurora, Co.

Eye witnesses describe the scene as horrific, as one man who was visiting  states that he seen a mother cradling her one year old baby girl who had been shot in point blank range.  What a sad ordeal. Colorado is no stranger to massacre, as it will forever hold a significant place in history for  the  horrific columbine shootings.

Denver post reports, 

AURORA — Fourteen people were killed and about 50 were injured early Friday when shots rang out at an Aurora movie theater during a premiere showing of the new Batman movie.
A 24-year-old suspect in is custody and an apartment building in north Aurora connected to the suspect was being evacuated and searched for possible explosives, according to Police Chief Dan Oates.
Oates said there was no evidence of a second suspect, but the man in custody had made a statement about possible explosives in his residence.
Ten people died at the scene and five others died at hospitals.
Sometime before 1 a.m., police received reports of gunshots at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the AuroraTown Center.

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