12 people shot dead and over 50 were injured by a 6ft tall masked gunman at ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ midnight premiere at a mall in Aurora, Denver, Colorado. According to witnesses a young man dressed in black and wearing a gas mask entered the auditorium through the emergency exit and started firing randomly into the audience with a rifle and two handguns.
Police arrested the male suspect from the parking lot behind the theatre. They also seized a knife, a rifle and a handgun from the gunman. Another gun was also recovered from the theatre. The masked gunman was wearing a bulletproof vest, reported the Reuters. The suspect was later identified as James Holmes, 24.