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At least 10 killed at Batman movie showing

2012-07-20 10:42


Cape Town – At least ten people have been killed while 30 to 40 have been wounded in a shooting at the premier showing of the new Batman movie in Denver, say reports.

SkyNews reported on Friday, citing local radio, that people were running screaming from the Century Aurora 16 Movie Theatre in a mall in the suburb of Aurora.

The report said the gunman opened fire after 30 minutes of the showing of The Dark Knight Rises and also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb.

"People inside tell us they thought it was part of the movie. They heard what they thought were firecrackers, loud bangs and all of a sudden they saw the bullets flying," the news channel quoted Brenda Stuart, from 850 KOA Radio, as saying.

According to SkyNews, police closed off surrounding parking lots as sniffer dogs were brought in to search for a suspected explosive device.

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Comments
  • Jacques - 2012-07-20 10:48

    This reeks of a mentally unstable perp. Hope they find him, what a pointless act of violence.

      elewies - 2012-07-20 11:29

      Shooter is in custody. 14 are dead. 36 injured.

      wbschorn - 2012-07-20 12:53

      It's probably video games fault?

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-20 10:50

    Nerds?

      mulzar - 2012-07-20 11:12

      Prat!

  • Barefoot - 2012-07-20 10:57

    Saw bullets flying?- Their on some Matrix level maybe took the red pills. but seriously what's happening in the US with these shootings? new kind of terrorism?

  • Willie - 2012-07-20 10:59

    Is it Denver hostel in SA or what

  • tandi.freeman - 2012-07-20 11:00

    This is so hectic..so many mad ones about looking for attention.It's a sad and lonely world for many.:-(

  • TheVern69 - 2012-07-20 11:03

    Well this is gonna go in the history books!!!

  • paco.rodriguez.9210 - 2012-07-20 11:03

    probably just another redneck buzzing on moonshine

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-07-20 11:04

    Some men just want to watch the world burn?

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-07-20 11:09

    In america they have gun shops all over like somalian spaza shops it the townships...

      mulzar - 2012-07-20 11:22

      HUH!?

  • keeperofkaos - 2012-07-20 11:15

    went totally batsh*t did he?

  • IAmTheDarkPrince - 2012-07-20 11:48

    "14 Dead in Batman-Movie shooting." If only Americans had more guns to protect themselves with...

  • rosiegracebrooks - 2012-07-20 12:19

    What is it with shooters in Denver???

  • guy.petershollenberg - 2012-07-20 12:25

    https://twitter.com/#!/search/aurora http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOA6Dtt0Tv4&feature=g-hist

  • guy.petershollenberg - 2012-07-20 12:32

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnypORhfpUs&feature=youtu.be

  • guy.petershollenberg - 2012-07-20 12:34

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/dark-knight-shooting-to-be-exploited-for-political-grist.html

  • ishmael.mona - 2012-07-20 12:58

    Only in America.

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