My jaw dropped at the horror and insanity when I read that this had actually happened. Last night, ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ opened in theatres at midnight for many eager fans all over North America. But for those at the Century Aurura 16 theatre in Aurora, Colorado (just outside Denver), the unthinkable happened.
A gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire at a midnight screening of and killed at least a dozen people and injuring dozens more in what has been described as one of the worst shooting sprees in recent American history. At this time, it’s unclear as to whether 12 or 14 people were killed. The gunman had tossed tear gas into the movie theatre and proceeded to walk up the aisle and killing anyone in sight.
The killer? A 24-year-old suspect named James Holmes was captured and arrested at the scene.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, family, and friends of those who were at the theatre last night for such a devastating event.
Watch the CBS News report on the incident below: