AURORA - There is one suspect in custody after 12 people were shot and killed at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center. There were at least 50 people injured, according to Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates. Oates says 10 died at the theater and two died at the area hospital.
The new Batman movie called "The Dark Knight Rises" was opening at the theater during the shooting.
NBC News has confirmed through two federal sources the shooting suspect's name is James Holmes. He is 24 years old.
Police say Holmes "appeared" at the front of one of the theaters, threw some type of gas or explosive device and started shooting. Police recovered a rifle, a handgun and a gas mask when they arrive on the scene. Another gun was discovered later inside the theater. Holmes was wearing a bulletproof vest, according to federal authorities.
Holmes, after being captured by police, told authorities he had explosive materials in his apartment. The police went to Homes' apartment building at East 17th Avenue and Peoria Street in Aurora and evacuated the building immediately as a precautionary measure.
Police are searching Holmes' apartment to confirm that claim. 9NEWS is waiting to hear more information to see if they discovered any explosives in his apartment.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:17 PM
ABC is reporting an explosive device was found at the theater. CNN is reporting that neighbors said the ATF found components for a bomb at the residence. News reports are always confused right after the event. http://www.cnn.com/2...ting/index.html
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