Gunmen leaves 12 dead, 50 injured at movie opening – UPDATE: SHOOTER IDENTIFIED

Just unbelievable. At a midnight showing of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, a gunman entered shortly after the film began, released tear gas and started firing, killing 14 and injuring 50. From what I heard on the radio on the way in this morning, the death toll could still climb because some of the injured are in critical condition.

Here’s Fox News report from this morning:

This is an eyewitness account of what happened:

UPDATE: Twitchy has a run of the news as it hit twitter last night.

UPDATE 2: The New York Post is reporting that the death toll has been revised down to 12:

UPDATE 3: According to ABC News, the shooter is being identified as “James Holmes”:

The young man who is in custody after allegedly gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting spree overnight in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as local resident James Holmes, according to federal authorities.

Law enforcement officials and witnesses told ABC News Holmes, 24, wore what appeared to be a bullet-proof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in a movie theater with three weapons at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” In addition to the 12 deaths, at least 50 people were injured, according to police.

A San Diego woman who identified herself as James Holmes’ mother told ABC News she had awoken unaware of the shooting and had not yet been contacted by authorities. She immediately expressed concern that her son may have been involved.

“You have the right person,” she said, apparently speaking on gut instinct. “I need to call the police… I need to fly out to Colorado.”

Local news reports showed aerial video of police cautiously searching Holmes’ apartment, some five miles from the Century Aurora 16 theater, as the suspect reportedly told police he had explosives inside.

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35 thoughts on “Gunmen leaves 12 dead, 50 injured at movie opening – UPDATE: SHOOTER IDENTIFIED

  1. The “powers that be” have guaranteed that Mr. Holmes does not testify regarding the Libor bank scam. He has a son charged with multiple counts of murder and terrorism. His son was set up possible. Read this and at least consider the possibility. It’s quite possible that someone else mailed the drawings and set up the Adult Finder profile (he listed his height wrong). It’s easy to see how a drugged James Holmes could have been put in a car outside the theater and was framed. Please read this detailed report with videos and diagrams. What kind of a deal will his father work out with the bankster MAFIA to save his son from the death penalty?

  2. The UN gun treaty was a major reason to have something like this happen. The Left is so evil that they have no issue with staging something like this. The Fast & Furious plan turned into a debacle. Holder already admitted the goal was to change public perception on guns. They wanted chaos and murders from US supplied guns to influence the public. Next, Obama will have a major false flag event to give him the excuse to declare Martial Law. it is what it seems. We had a coup not an election in 2008.

  3. Funny that James Holmes dad being a scientist at company that exposed the fraud perpetrated by the banks and was set to appear before Congress regarding LIBOR Bank scam IS NOT being discussed. The shooter being this man’s son is just too bizarre. James Holmes may have been under the control of mind altering drugs. Why did the media already declare his guilty? How did he learn how to wire his apartment with 25K complex booby traps? It took the FBI 2 days to sort it out. How did a nerdy kid become a confident gunman? Too much does not add up. The “powers that be” are trying to stop this kid’s dad from exposing the truth it seems–or at least delay his testimony. We are dealing with thugs and a crime syndicate. Obama has no intention of vacating the office regardless of the election results.

    1. Robert Kennedy’s killer did not remember doing it just like this brilliant young man has asserted. Sirhan Sirhan behaved dazed and confused as well. I just find the link to his dad basically finding the key to exposing what happened to the money and scheduled to give Congress the 411 and then this young man is his son WAY TOO coincidental. This needs more investigation. Equally curious to note about this massacre is that the American intelligence website TheIntelHub.Com in their 23 July article titled “Hallmarks of a False Flag: Colorado University Held Identical Drill on Same Day as Aurora Theater Mass Shooting, Mind Control, and Multiple Suspects” states that just mere hours before this shocking crime was committed the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine was holding an identical drill that simulated a shooter in a movie theater.

  4. This is terrible! I’m praying for those people. It sounds, from the article, like that guy’s Mom knew he’d do something like this. I also hope that this doesn’t mean we get tsa or something dumb at entertainment places now. We just need more average citizens with concealed weapon permits.

  5. Horrific and simply heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayer’s to the family’s and victim’s. Day by day, one never know’s if tomorrow will come and by the ~grace of God goes I~

    Last evening my BF’s nephew was rushed to the hospital– sadly from a drug overdose, my heart is breaking because he’s only 19. He may not make-it!!! I’m just very sad, this news only makes it that much harder to comprehend how a person can be so ruthless. I’ve push the envelope many time’s and one just never know’s how the outcome maybe. I put all my trust in the Lord, he has served my well.

    I lift-up everyone who is hurt from this tragedy, Gods speed and Blessing’s for peace and strength. Amen

      1. Thank You nibblesyle– Yes, just returned home and Travis past-away at 6:01. I loathe drug’s and sadly the devil took another young life. Today is a very sad day for many people. Thank You again! Your thoughts are heartfelt. warmly, CG

        1. I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers tonight, as well as the families in Aurora. Hugs, Nibbs.

  6. How fast will the new calls for gun control fly out today? It always happens after a mass shooting like this one. Pity nobody in the theater was armed and could put this maniac down before he could kill so many people.

  7. This is so horrible, I have deep compassion for the families of the innocent victims.

    We must not allow odumbo to use this to further his agenda of taking away our guns so that we can’t defend ourselves against those that seek to attack us and enslave us.

  8. Two questions:
    1.) Does Colorado allow concealed carry?
    2.) Did the movie theater have a policy of no weapons, even legal carriers?

    One good guy with a gun could have changed the outcome, and possibly saved lives.

    1. I’ve never known of a theater to check for weapons….but then I don’t live in gangland either.

  9. If just one cinema goer was a carrying… This tragedy could have been prevented. 🙁 Prayers for the victims. The perp, didn’t even have the guts to kill himself! May he burn in Hell!

  10. These wrongful attacks will still happen with tighter gun control laws. Criminals do not follow laws. What would have happened if a concealed carry holder was at the theater? Maybe the theater had a no guns policy and the concealed carry permit holder put their gun back in the car. Lives could have been saved or at least had a chance to be saved instead of being taken without being able to fight back.

    1. Apparently the perp was anticipating resistance so he was wearing what appears to be body armor.

      Considering that F&F scandal killed over 200 Mex Nationals, I didn’t hear Dear Leader ever express remorse for that so I’m suspicious of his feigned response in this.

  11. I hope the MSM does not reveal the murderer’s name. The murderer is in custody and doesn’t deserve any infamy.

    1. He already has been identified.They even tracked down his mother in California.Ita amazing how quickly the media can learn everything about somebody almost instantly-when it fits their agenda.

    2. I’m sure Matt Damon’s already signed to play him in the feature film adaptation.

  12. 14, 12, 1 or 100. Any amount is too many. My heart goes out to these families and friends. Thinking about all the senseless killings going on, is making me sick and sad.

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    2 Timothy: 1-4

  13. Please keep these victims and their families in our prayers.

    Obama will abuse this catastrophe to further gun control. Expect an EO from this lawless pResident any day now.

    1. Prayers for the families here too.

      No need for an EO – Clinton’s gonna be signing the UN Small Arms Treaty by month-end. It’ll involve a collection agency (for guns) and a national registry for gun owners – contrary to the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. Sorry to be political, but the timing is interesting.

      1. Yeah, I heard that and believe me, I’m incensed. This is once again lawless and sickening. I pray to God that they stop it like they did with LOST. Seriously, what are those people smoking? Madness!!!

  14. This is awful

    I am afraid this pattern of mass shootings will continue until society and hollywood realize that

    good morals – doing good – rejecting evil are more important than $$$.

    Like I said in the previous post – too many people on meds

    I can’t imagine what the families are going through

    1. You know, I’ve kind of been wondering what effect all these people on all these medications would have… We’ve never had so many of our population on long-term medications that aren’t always clearly tested. It’s definitely suspect.

  15. How my heart aches for these poor victims and their families.We all need to lift them up in our prayers.Obama and Romney have both issued statements about this wholesale slaughter of innocents already.Do not be suprised if Bozo does not use this to push for more gun control.All we know so far is the suspect in custody is described as being white.Draw your own conclusion.

    1. No doubt, because more gun control would have made the shooter stop and wonder whether he was breaking the law by having those guns.

      On another note, we should be using this to push for less gun control, because if people in the theater had been armed, the shooter wouldn’t have lasted a few seconds.

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