At least 12 people are reported dead and 50 others are wounded in a shooting that broke out during a midnight showing Thursday of “The Dark Knight Rises” in suburban Denver, according to media reports.
Suspect James Holmes, 24, is in custody, according to Aurora, Colo., police.
Witnesses at the Century 16 movie theater said the gunman, wearing military-type fatigues and gas mask, set off a smoke bomb and then made his way through the theater, gunning people down.
Bullets went through the theater wall, injuring people in the screening next door, as well.
The Huffington Post reported that some 250 police officers responded to the scene and found the suspect near a car at the back of the theater. He was carrying a knife, handgun and rifle