Gunman Opens Fire During 'Batman' Movie

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A gunman opened fire early Friday at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing at least 12 people and leaving dozens more injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said. The violence occurred during The Dark Knight Rises.


It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. We are continuing to follow news of a shooting today in Aurora, Colorado. There, according to Police Chief Dan Oates, 14 people have been killed, approximately 50 wounded, when a gunman opened fire inside a multiplex where the new Batman film was playing.

This movie was premiering in the early hours of the morning when, according to a witness who spoke earlier on MORNING EDITION - according to a witness, a man walked in through the exit door of a theater. He threw what was described as a tear gas bomb. We don't clearly know that. There was some kind of an explosion, people say.

The man opened fire and police say approximately 14 people were killed.

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