July 20th, 2012
04:51 AM ET

Police: 12 killed, 38 injured in shooting at Colo. movie theater

A heavily armed gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded 38 more during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

Earlier, police said 14 had been killed.

Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN. The suspect was not immediately identified, though Fania said he was believed to be in his early 20s.

"He did not resist. He did not put up a fight," Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.


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  1. Pippy Short Stockings

    White on white cime has gotten worse than Black on Black crime. Oh well, it's gonna happen again and again and again and again and again and again it's the norm.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    This is a sad day for our nation! C'mon Americans, stop the violence!!

    July 21, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Abigail

    Hello Don, I join with others, praying for the injured persons, and for the families who have lost their relatives and friends. I am praying also for the relatives who are grief-stricken by the one who has committed this evil act. My heart-felt condolences to the bereaved families and/or friends. May God bless the police officers, announcers, and all who are being supportive in this time of crisis. Thank you.

    July 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Don Patriot

    Some bullets flying back tward the murderer would have been better than no bullets flying at the shooter. Anyone with half a brain should be able to see that. All you idiots making this about race should be ashamed.

    July 23, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
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