Accused shooter identified in mass shooting at "The Dark Knight Rises" showing in Colorado, 12 dead, 59 injured
At least 12 people were killed and 59 were wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado theater.
The man suspected of opening fire on the crowded theater was taken into custody.
That man has been identified by ABC News as 24-year old James Holmes.
The heavily armed suspect, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was apprehended by police in a parking lot at the theater.
Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital.
The shooting incident occurred during the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century Aurora 16 theater.
There are reports the shooter walked into the theater during an action scene of the movie, released a canister of gas and started firing gun shots. People inside report extreme confusion, not knowing if the shots were part of the movie.
Moviegoers spoke about the terror inside the theater. One witness told the Denver Post that as shots rang out, he saw some people run and others fall to the ground. One girl was reportedly struck in the cheek and another girl, who appeared to be nine years old, was struck in the stomach.