Massacre at ‘Dark Night Rises’ Premier UPDATE [VIDEO]
[Updating Number Injured/Killed as of 2:00 pm]
Police in Aurora, Colorado, say 71 people were shot in movie theater massacre: 12 were killed, and 59 were injured.
The theater was showing the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Reports from hospital attendees is that one of the injured was just 3 months old.
Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, according to CNN.
“He did not resist. He did not put up a fight,”… Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.
- ABC News
Federal law enforcement sources identified the suspect as James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, Colorado.
President Barack Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama were “shocked and saddened” by the shooting and pledged the administration’s support for victims of the shooting.
“As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family,” Obama said.
Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, said the company and filmmakers were “deeply saddened” to learn of the incident.