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Shooting at a Midnight Screening of The Dark Knight Rises Leaves 12 Dead, 50 Injured in Colorado (UPDATED)

See also: Aurora Shooting coverage on our sister publication, Westword

A mass shooting took place last night during a midnight screening of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.

While initial reports stated 14 people had died, authorities have lowered the number to 12, with at least 50 people injured.

ABC News reports suspect "James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora, was apprehended at the scene clad in a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet."

Authorities say that according to witnesses, the suspect used tear gas prior to opening fire, during the movie, that there was much confusion in the theater as people tried to evacuate, and that stray bullets also broke through the theater's walls into another screening.

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Claire Lawton
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