Armed Man Kills 12 people at Colorado Movie Theater
Shocking news from Aurora, Colorado where an armed man entered a movie theater and opened fire. He killed 2 people and injured 50 others. The massacre occurred about 12:30 a.m. at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The “horrific event” occurred during midnight screenings of the new Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises”.
According to several sources, the man set off a smoke or tear gas bomb then walked up to the front of the screen in one of the theaters and opened fire.
At first, the movie patrons thought the scene was part of the movie. When they realized it was a real attack, they tried to escape.
“There was this one guy on all fours crawling. There was this girl spitting up blood. There were bullet holes in some people’s backs, in some people’s arms. There was one guy who was just stripped down to his boxers. It looked like he had been shot in the back or something”, Donovan Tate, who escaped from the packed theater told CBS4.
President Barack Obama, who is in Palm Beach, Fla., was notified of the shooting by Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan at 5:26 a.m. ET. He released the following statement:
“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. We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family. All of us must have the people of Aurora in our thoughts and prayers as they confront the loss of family, friends, and neighbors, and we must stand together with them in the challenging hours and days to come”, he said.