Skip to comments.14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says
Posted on 07/20/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog
At least 14 people were killed and 50 were wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.
The man suspected of opening fire on the crowded theater was taken into custody, Oates said.
The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a parking lot at the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman told CNN. The identity of the suspect has not immediately been released.
"We do no have evidence of a second gunman," Oates said.
Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital, said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery. All of the wounded suffered from gunshot wounds, which ranged from minor to critical, she said.
"They're arriving by police, by ambulance. Some are walking in," she said.
The shooting incident occurred during the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 theater, police and witnesses said.
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Theater turned into a shooting gallery. Not many details yet.
Stay safe out there.
Newscaster was saying it is now 15 dead, and had the chief of police on the phone - it ended up being a Howard Stern fan, and not the chief...
Dear God, what an awful thing to do!
Was the perpetrator shouting something like, “Allah akhbar!”??
Here is the news webcast http://www.9news.com/video/9newsonline.aspx
John Brennan notified POTUS.
What is it about Denver? Nice town, beautiful area- then Columbine and this sort of crap! Where’s this anger from, people?
I have no idea who did it, though there are reports it was an Indian male. whatever that means.
Obama will used this to his advantage for sute
Yep....Cueing the anti-gun looney faction in 3...2...1....
I sorta hope it was a white guy so we can just kill him instead of having to apologize to him.
Sorry for the spelling
Nah - if it was a White man, they would have his picture splashed all over the tube already (bracketed by Romney clips.)
A Howard Stern fan?
What does that mean?
Indian or Pakistani ?
ain’t that the truth
Today is the first day of ramadan,,, just FYI
Damn workplace violence.
If it does turn out to be a Paki (or other Mohammedan) terrorist, they’ll handle it just like Major Hassan and couch the thing in every sort of social psycho-babble argument you can think of.
And if he’s not here legally, they’ll attribute this to stress he endured over having to get a photo ID card.
“Gunshot victims being tested for chemical exposure,” as per live news feed. WTF...?
I guess I’m just so much of a jingoistic, narrow-minded racist Euro-centric Judeo-Christian that I forgot to mark it on my social calendar.
The news wouldnt use the term Indian if they meant native American indian. Likely going to be a Pakistani or India type guy.
Also, this whole dressed in battle gear, throwing bombs, in tactical gear has a Mumbai feel more than it does a Pine Ridge feel.
“Shooter’s car (in parking lot of theater) had explosives in it,” as per live news feed.
You and me both,,id love to con you that im THAT wired in, but i just read it and confirmed the date on google.
What does that mean?
This is horrible. Anger is starting to become a real problem.
Howard Stern fans often make prank calls to news organizations, especially at times like this when talking heads are hungry for a scoop.
The Haqqani Network is an insurgent group fighting against US-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan. Originating in Afghanistan during the mid-1970s, it was nurtured by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son Sirajuddin Haqqani lead the group, which operates on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; but U.S. officials believe it is based in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal frontier. It is allied with the Taliban.
According to US military commanders it is "the most resilient enemy network" and one of the biggest threats to the U.S.-led NATO forces and the Afghan government in the current war in Afghanistan. In October 2011, U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton indicated that American officials had held a meeting with the representatives of the group during the previous summer.
The very first “comment” on the article in the Denver Post, thanked the NRA, and as you might imagine it was not a complementary thanks.
This typical pre election massacre will give rise to a nationwide emotional appeal to disarm ourselves, applying of course to the “law abiding” only.
I’m more likely to like you better if you’re *NOT* acutely aware of such things.
(Unless, of course, it’s your job to know so you can protect us.)
When will somebody in the news point out the obvious tragedy in all this? ~NO ONE~ in the theater (as far as we know) was packing and returned fire.
Waiting for somebody in the media to decry the lack of firepower in the crowd.........
Still waiting .....
Turning blue ........
Amen to that.
Hmmmm....not a “White hispanic”. Indian? Muslim?....Then there is no news here. It never happened or it was the fault of the movie goers killed because the gun man had issues with living in America.
That might be funny if it were not such a tragic event.
It’s going to be interesting to hear some of the spin on this one.
What a horrifying thing to wake up to! Fox is covering this live, No info at all on the shooter yet even though they have evaced his apartment building...so they damn well kmow who he is. Why don’t we?
Denver getting quite a reputation for pre election kick off massacres.
probabaly a white indian
probably a white indian
We don’t know because they’re still trying to figure out how to spin a Mohammedan terrorist into a Bitter Clinger.
And NBC just announced the car had Tennessee plates...and the gunman was in the country legally....hmmmm. wonder if it’s someone from the Murfreesboro mosque...
Shooter’s car had Tenn. tags:
Tenn. mosque not ready to open for Ramadans start
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