12 dead, dozens injured in Colorado theater attack (updated)

At a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," a gunmen burst into a theater in Colorado through an emergency exit and, after tossing gas cannisters, opened fire into the crowd killing at least 12 and injuring 38. AP: Police earlier said 14 people were dead, but later revised the number to at least 12. It was not immediately clear for the reason for the revision. Witness Shayla Roeder said she saw a young teenage girl on the ground bleeding outside the theater. "She just had this horrible look in her eyes .... We made eye contact and I could tell she was not all right," Roeder said. Victims are being treated for chemical exposure apparently related to canisters thrown by the gunman. The shooter was arrested shortly after the attack at 12:30 a.m. MDT at the multiplex theater at a mall in Aurora. It was the worst mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened...(Read Full Post)

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