At least another 59 was wounded at Century 16 theater at Aurora Mall where as many as 12 people were killed.
A large audience was watching the debut of the new action adventure film based on the popular Batman comic book character, at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Police Chief Dan Oates says a man appeared in the front of the theater and released a device filled with gas, then began opening fire on the crowd.
Police officers who responded at the scene, found the gunman in the parking lot in a car outside the back of the theater in possession of a gas mask, and at least a rifle and a handgun. At least one additional weapon was found inside.
Following a chaotic scenes police was able to arrest the alleged gunman, a man in his early 20’s at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.