A gunman on Friday opened fire at the midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie near Denver, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 50.
The man who is responsible for the incident was wearing a black dress and was 6-feet tall. He was also wearing a helmet, goggles and bullet proof dress, but no one thought that his appearance was strange, as there were many people at the premier who were dressed like Batman.
The new Batman movie screening started at 12:10 a.m. on Friday and the shooting took place during a violent scene of the movie. The gunman barged in from the emergency exit of the movie theater and started out his violent acts.
The shooting took place at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center. Aurora is a small Suburb, which lies close to Denver. According to news reports, the gunman appeared at the front of the theater and released a canister of tear gas. When the people started running, he started shooting at them; his initial target were all those who were headed to the exit. When he had ensured that quite a few people were dead, he started walking up the aisle and shooting people randomly.
Initially, the Aurora police estimated that 14 people had died, but later it was confirmed that 12 people were dead due to the shooting.
Around 50 people were also injured, out of which some are in critical condition. Some of the injured are being treated in at least six different hospitals, while others have been released.
The youngest victim of the shooting is a 4-month-old baby, whereas the oldest is reported to be a 45-year-old patient.
The Batman movie shooting suspect has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. He was detained by the Aurora police at a nearby shopping center's parking lot. The police have detained him and are trying to get into his apartment building, which is reportedly filled with boogie traps.
According to some reports, the Batman movie suspect is a PhD student, but it is not certain yet that of which subject area was he a student of.