Associated Press: AURORA, Colo. – A gunman clad in body armor and wearing a gas mask opened fire on moviegoers at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie Friday, killing 12 and injuring dozens more in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.
The violent and chaotic scene erupted at about 12:30 a.m. local time as the suspected gunman, identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall where “The Dark Knight Rises” was playing.
Witnesses reported that the gunman entered the theater through an emergency exit door and authorities said he threw two gas canisters before opening fire. “Then it was a blur,” Spenser Sherman told “CBS This Morning” said. “Then I heard a couple gunshots.” “I thought it was part of the movie, like a fun little prank – that it would be over in a few seconds. It obviously wasn’t.”
She said she only saw a silloutte of the suspect and he said nothing.