Massacre at Colorado movie theater - New York News

70 Injured in Colo. Theater shooting

Massacre at Colorado movie theater

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/University of Colorado) (AP Photo/University of Colorado)
  • 70 Injured in Colo. Theater shootingMassacre at Colorado movie theaterMore>>

  • Bloomberg: Obama, Romney should address gun issue

    Bloomberg: Obama, Romney should address gun issue

    Friday, July 20 2012 12:05 PM EDT2012-07-20 16:05:01 GMT
     (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to respond to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., by detailing their plans to improve gun control.
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to respond to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., by detailing their plans to improve gun control.
MYFOXNY.COM -

Twelve people are dead and 58 others injured following a shooting at a movie theater in a suburb of Denver, Colorado early Friday morning.  Eleven victims were in critical condition.

Police say 24-year-old James Holmes walked into the midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora wearing a gas mask and SWAT gear.

Holmes is accused of setting of a tear gas canister and then opening fire.  He was described as a lone wolf and does not have ties to terror groups.

The bodies of the ten people who died inside of the theater were removed by 5 p.m. local time.  A list of teh victims had not been released on Friday night.

A three-year-old infant and and a 6-year-old child were reported to be the youngest victims. They were being treated at a local hospital.

Some of the victims were being treated for chemical exposure apparently related to canisters thrown by the gunman. Ten people died at the theater. There is no evidence of any additional shooters. 

Among the dead is Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring journalist, who survived a mall shooting in Toronto a month ago. 

The Department of Defense reports that a Navy sailor who was in the theater is unaccounted for and three other military personnel were wounded in the mass shooting.

Video posted to YouTube following the shooting shows a chaotic scene with some people leaving the movie theater covered in blood.

Colorado police say 70 people were shot or injured in the movie theater massacre.

A search of Holmes' apartment in Aurora found it to be booby-trapped. The area was evacuated and police say it could days before the building is secure.

Five buildings in total were evacuated.

A large truck lettered "bomb squad" arrived near the complex where the suspect is believed to have lived, about four miles from the theater.  Dozens of police squad cars, vans and other vehicles were already at the scene, along with black-clad officers carrying automatic weapons.

Moviegoers spoke of their terror as violence erupted.

Benjamin Fernandez tells the Denver Post that as shots rang out, he saw some people run and others fall to the ground, including one young girl who was struck in the cheek. He says another girl, who appeared to be about 9 years old, was struck in the stomach.

Police say he used a variety of weapons.   They were all purchased legally.  They say he purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition through the Internet. 

In New York City, police have stepped up security at theaters showing 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

In response to the deadly shootout, police will be providing security at theaters where 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing.

"As a precaution against copycats and to raise the comfort levels among movie patrons in the wake of the horrendous shooting in Colorado, the New York City Police Department is providing coverage at theaters where the 'The Dark Knight Rises' is playing in the five boroughs." - Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

President Barack Obama says he is "shocked and saddened" by the shootings.

He is urging the nation to "come together as one American family."

Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama were shocked by the "horrific and tragic" shooting. Obama says his administration will do everything they can to support the people of Aurora.

"Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time," the studio said.

It was the worst mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Aire Ancient Baths

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:29:51 GMT
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:09 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices