VIDEO Footage From Night of ‘DARK KNIGHT RISING’ theater shooting & Director of Film Makes Statement Saturday 21 July, 2012
A Colorado gunman by the name of, James Holmes (a 24yo white male), walked into a 12:30 a.m. showing of the ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’ wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest. He proceeded to toss a gas can into the crowd, then began shooting. At least 15 are dead, according to reports, with another 50 are injured. According to reports by law enforcement, at least four types of guns were used in the shooting, including an “AK-type” assault rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns. After the shooting, the police found Holmes in his car in the parking lot of the theater and took him into custody. In this claimed video of the aftermath, a bloodied patron is seen leaving the theater amid confusion and chaos.
‘Dark Knight Rises’ Director Calls Shooting ‘Senseless’ (mtv) Christopher Nolan releases statement on behalf of everyone involved in the film.
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“Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community,” he wrote. “I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”
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