A dozen people are dead and as many as 50 people are injured after a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Colorado.
A gunman, later identified as James Holmes, 24, entered a Denver theater at the opening of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” wearing a gas mask and began shooting.
The gunman came in through an exit door and stood at the front of the theater firing into the crowd at around 12:30 a.m.
Eyewitnesses reveal the shooter almost appeared to be part of the movie when he walked in with the gas mask and released some sort of canister. There was a hissing sound as the gas emerged and then gunman then began shooting.
Police said gunman was arrested at the rear of the theater and had a rifle, handgun and gas mask when he was arrested. Another gun was found in his car.
The FBI revealed Holmes is a white male who is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and 24 years old, with a birth date of Dec. 13, 1987.
Holmes was studying for a PHD at the University of Colorado School of Medicine but dropped out just last month.
Emergency personnel arrived to the chaotic scene after frantic calls flooded in from movie-goers.
Officers ran in telling everyone to leave the theater and police were carrying and dragging bodies.
Victims were transported to at least six area hospitals. Ten people died at the theater and two died later at the hospital.
KUSA reported that some hospitalized victims were being treated for chemical exposure, related apparently to canister thrown by gunman.
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