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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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