Friday, July 20, 2012

Update To Movie Massacre Decreases Death Toll

As previous reports surfaced earlier this morning reporting that 14 people were killed as a result of a massive shooting inside a movie theater; CBS news is reporting that the death toll has decreased from 14 to 12. At this point officers have finally released the name of this psychotic individual, the gunman has been identified as James Holmes, a 24 year old resident of Aurora, Co.  Reports have also confirmed that one of this idiots victims was a three month old baby. Again I am deeply saddened by this sick and vicious act of violence. I couldn't imagine witnessing such a cruel act of violence. Reports from eye witness are suggesting that this gunman had an accomplice. One witness is reporting the observance of a person sitting in the front row, taking a phone call and exit through out the emergency doors the same way the gunman entered, shortly after the person's exit. 

According to Fox News,

URGENT: Police and FBI are questioning the suspected gunman in a shooting early Friday at a crowded midnight screening of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and at least 50 wounded — the deadliest U.S. shooting since the Ft. Hood massacre in 2009.
The suspect, identified by federal law enforcement officials as James Holmes, 24, is in police custody. KUSA reports that Holmes kicked down an emergency door at the theater, threw in some type of a smoke bomb and began shooting when moviegoers started to run.
Witnesses say they heard a series of explosions and up to 20 gunshots after the scene grew chaotic. About 100 witnesses were taken to a local high school to be questioned by police.
Police, ambulances and emergency crews swarmed on the theater after frantic 911 calls around 12:30 a.m. local time, officials said.
Holmes reportedly fired shots inside the theater and fled to the parking lot and was confronted by police already at the theater for crowd control.
Holmes wore a bulletproof vest, police said, and was carrying a rifle and two handguns. The handguns may have been placed in the theater before the shooting.

Related: 14 People Killed In Massive Colorado Shooting

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