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'Dark Knight Rises' Midnight Shooting: Twelve Killed, Fifty Injured

'Dark Knight Rises' Midnight Shooting: Twelve Killed, Fifty Injured

Twelve people were tragically killed and fifty injured during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises early Friday morning (July 20) in Aurora, Colo.

The gunman reportedly wore a mask similar to that of Tom Hardy‘s Bane character, and opened fire with a stockpile of weapons early on in the showing of the film, THR reports.

The subject has been apprehended by police.

Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora in this extraordinarily difficult time,” President Obama said in a statement.

Celebrities have been taking to Twitter all night to express their sympathies.

“My heart goes out to all the people affected in the Aurora, CO shooting. May God be with that town and their families… ” – Eva Longoria

“My heart goes out to all the victims in Colorado. This is just insane.” – Harry Shum, Jr.

“This shooting in Colorado is beyond horrific. Such upsetting news.” – Katie Couric

Our thoughts go out to those involved in this horrific tragedy.

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39 Comments

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# 1

WHERE WE YOU BRUCE! YOU CALL YOURSELF A HERO , AND YOU LET 12 PEOPLE DIE! YOU’RE NO BATMAN! I HATE YOU!

# 2

Omg! This is horrible! The movies like that have a terrible effect on abnormal people. They need to stop making this kind of movies!

# 3

My Prays goes out to the family and friend of the victims

# 4

shut the f u ck up you insensitive p r i c k

# 5

truly sickening.

# 6

can’t even go to a movie nowadays without some crazy pulling a gun out?
rip all who passed, good bless everyone.

# 7

The city of Aurora is located in Colorado… not Calif.

# 8

This is devastating. The shooter was apperantly tryin to mimic one of the dark knight comic book scenes.

# 9
Sebastian g @ 07/20/2012 at 9:36 am

Its Aurora, CO- not Aurora, Calif, justjared.

Thoughts and prayers with the victims today.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I know someone who grew up in that town just two miles from that theater. (They no longer live there.) It is truly horrific to see something like that happen in the hometown of someone I know.

14 people have passed away now.

wasn’t it in Colorado not California?

HarryStyles For ChristianGrey @ 07/20/2012 at 9:41 am

my God …that’s insane
Rest in Peace to all the victims

They’ll blame guns only for this tragedy, but this fascination with mindless violence out of Hollywood deserves attention.

I just don’t understand how someone could do something like this to innocent people. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims.

What’s up with the random quote from the Glee kid…and in between Obama and Couric?

Sunshine Daydream @ 07/20/2012 at 9:53 am

Feel for everyone effected by this horrible tragedy. Some people just lack that filter which provides sensitivity to life, for whatever reason. Deplorable.

its easy to blame a movie, video games or music….but nobody blames the politics or the family of people like that

Stop blaming Hollywood for these lunatics. This monster obviously wanted to kill innocent people and used this theatre as his venue. People are responsible for their own actions, PERIOD!
Our time would be better spent praying for the victims instead of trying to understand these animals.

If you think nuts should have guns, watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdImLTKOBzE

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY’S AND THE INJURED….WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO?? THIS IS TERRIBLE!!

It’s Columbine all over again.

@saira: I agree, people always blame everything except for the person. Unless he has a history of mental health issues, there simply is no excuse. Stop blaming films. I’m sure Jack the Ripper has that excuse(!)

WTF is wrong with pepole, Seriously…

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