The Dark Knight Rises Paris Premiere Canceled Following Colorado Movie Theater Massacre, 12 Confirmed Dead
Posted on Fri Jul 20, 2012 07:50 AM PDT
A gunman opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at a Aurora, Colorado theater killing at least 12 moviegoers and injuring more than 50.
As a result of the tragedy, the Paris premiere of the film has been canceled.
The shooter, identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, reportedly busted into one of the theaters through the exit door wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask. After setting off a gas-like substance, he began shooting at those in their seats and continued to shoot at others running for the exits.
President Barack Obama issued a statement saying he and the First lady were "shocked and saddened" by the massacre. He went on to say, "As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family."
The gunman is now in police custody. A person at the theater captured the aftermath of the shooting on a cell phone camera.
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