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12 dead, 58 injured in Colorado at midnight showing of Dark Knight

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Brooklyn Bridge, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    20 shot, many injured and 10 dead in shooting at movie theater in Aurora,
    Colorado Two shooters, one reportedly in custody. I have been up for a couple of hours listening to updates. (hope link from KOA works)

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  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    I switched to KOA an hour ago and they were still playing George Noory. [Clear Channel failhorn]

    This is horrifically tragic news. And it's going to be huge.
     
  3. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Two shooters? In whatever hell Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are burning in, let's hope the flames are a little more hotter today.
     
  4. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Confirmed now 14 dead, 50 injured. Shooter in custody. Also claimed to have explosives in his apartment building, which has been evacuated.
     
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Dark theater, full of people, narrow aisles, not many exits. In many ways, it's the perfect venue for something like this. How utterly horrifying.
     
  6. Deskhack

    Deskhack Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    I just got home from a Batman screening (It's looooong). This scared the hell out of me. The theater was packed, and I can't imagine what would have happened had someone started shooting...
     
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Denver Post quotes one witness as saying a victim looked to be a 9-year-old girl. Not sure if injured or deceased.
     
  8. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Devastating. Prayers out to the victims. What a nightmare.
     
  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Oh my god. Just horrifying, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.
     
  10. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Stories I've seen quote the police chief as saying there's no evidence of a second (or additional) shooter.
     
  11. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Heard talk of a second shooter early on. That apparently has been dismissed. AP reporting that the gunman released gas canisters (possibly to obscure exit paths?) prior to shooting.
     
  12. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Re: 20 Shot in Denver at midnight showing of Dark Knight

    Good to see Nikki Finke of deadline.com has it all in perspective: "It is a very real possibility this may affect the movie’s opening box office today and this weekend."

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/nbc-news-shooting-at-colorado-theater-showing-dark-knight-rises/#more-304161
     
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