1 held in Batman mass shooting

2012-07-20 11:04

Washington - Police arrested a man alleged to have shot at least 10 people dead at a midnight premier of "The Dark Knight Rises," the latest Batman movie and are searching for the another, following chaotic scenes, KDVR, a local Fox affiliate, reported.

At least 10 people were killed and up to 40 were wounded early on Friday when two gunmen wearing gas masks and body armour opened fire at a crowded cinema premiere in the US city of Aurora, media reported.

According to SkyNews a makeshift hospital has been set up at the mall to treat those wounded in the attack.

The masked gunmen reportedly opened fire after 30 minutes of the showing and also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb.

Brenda Stuart, from 850 KOA Radio, told Sky News: "This started with a midnight showing of the new Dark Knight movie and the theatres were packed that were showing this movie.

"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.

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  • leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-07-20 11:14

    Mein Gott! Madness! Condolences to all!

  • Stirrer - 2012-07-20 11:15

    "all of a sudden they saw the bullets flying" - Were they watching Batman or The Matrix?

  • David - 2012-07-20 11:15

    News24....please remove the other reference to this horrible indecent form your entertainment section. Seems a tad insensitive learning about this from your entertainment section below (Demi and her kids)

  • Felix Njewa Kankhukwa - 2012-07-20 11:23


  • Mzakes - 2012-07-20 11:33

    death row for them!!!

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-07-20 11:37

    Sick bastards!

  • koketso.nkomonde - 2012-07-20 11:55

    Tjo real movies

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-07-20 12:26

    Wtf is wrong with those people? Seriously, I hope they hang.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-07-20 12:33

    N24 get the fats right as well please, A masked gunman has shot dead 14 people and wounded more than 50 others.

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