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. Jay Lopez

    Makes me sad

    July 20, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba Rydel

      Crybaby. Boo Hoo. Punk

      July 20, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bubba Rydel

    Arm yourselves people. Protect your families. The muslims are at it again. It will be interesting what else the sleeper cells are planning today.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • melora

      Going to point and laugh when its revealed the suspects are WHITE TEA PARTY fanatics.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. spiderman

    there is white stuff on my hands!

    July 20, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Bang Yer Shot

      Were you in the same theater with Chuck Wollery?

      July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba Rydel

      Please, no gay activists, this is serious.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jay Lopez

    it ain't usloms thats for sure. its bible thumper anti-government fools like u.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jay Lopez

    *Muslims

    July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Randy Johnson

      Nope just Americans – sorry

      July 20, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. CaSsondra

    You can really sit there and joke about this!!! That's very sad !!! Prayers for them all .

    July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mike Wrathell

    Lock & Load & fight the terror.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Randy Johnson

      Ya – golly dang lets just get out some more guns there Gomer

      July 20, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Don Patriot

    Arm yourselves & this kind of event will be less likely to happen. Hey anti gun people, LAWS DO NOT APPLY TO CRIMINALS! One armed good citizen could have prvented this. The idiot lefties only want criminals to be armed. Dangerous & foolish.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
    • marvel

      Hating liberal and lefties, as you call them, is the root of our troubles.

      July 20, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bang Yer Shot

    Me too Mel. Me too.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. danny

    just another gun shot story, tomorrow the gun control debate will begin, weeks from now, you will forget this, and it starts over again, what a great country.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. CaSsondra

    thats so dumb

    July 20, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. Stankin Jankins

    Not to spoil the ending for anyone, but the shooter was mad because Batman dies at the end.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. azezel

    welcome to the prison state. Land of the secure and home of the catered to. You know in china they have the same problem with public mass killings... They are not allowed to have guns. You know what the person who lost their way used on their way out is likely to use? Ginzu knife, thats right a thing everyone has in their kitchen. At some point you have to out reach; train, develop and then trust people because the costs of a security state will break the bones of a people.
    Im surprised this isn't happening every day with as rotten as the situation on the ground is. There is really no need for it to be this bad and for people to treat each other the way they do.

    July 20, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. harv weinstein

    Where the heck is Tebow?

    July 20, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. Githm

    That was in Alabama...not Arizona. So, what was that about stupidity again?

    July 20, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
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