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.

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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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