Masked Gunman Storms Midnight Screening Of The Dark Knight Rises [Updated]

It's being reported that 50 people have been wounded and another 14 killed after a man dressed in a gas mask and body armour stormed a screening of the latest Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in Denver, Colorado and opened fire on the packed house.

News.com.au is reporting that a man is currently in custody over the incident with unconfirmed reports that another was involved.

Reports emerging from the cinema indicate the man first used tear gas on the crowd before opening fire. A witness in another cinema described hearing small explosions, followed by shots.

Another witness said that he first thought the gunfire was part of the movie.

Update (20 July 2012, 8:28pm AEST): A Redditor was reportedly at the screening when it all went down. Her report here.

Update (20 July 2012, 10:50pm AEST): Another Redditor has jumped online. He says he was one of the wounded and has the gnarly and slightly unnerving photos to prove it (you were warned). TinEye can't find any matches to these photos, either, so there's every chance it's not someone just fishing for Karma.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. [News.com.au]


Comments

    And they say Games are more interactive.....

    My condolences to those involved though.

    Death toll has apparently just reached 15 going by the webcast by 9News

    http://www.9news.com/video/9newsonline.aspx

      Actually scratch that, its still 14 thankfully. Must have misheard something

    The government is going to take advantage of this event by spamming it all over the news causing fear amongst the sheeple viewers. Then they'll come to a conclusion that guns are the reason for this crisis, thus they'll have to dramatically increase movie theater security.... thus body scanners will become the norm.

    And then sooner or later the same will happen at Walmart, then Starbucks, and pretty soon everywhere we go it'll be like a mini version of airport security breathing down our necks. This is when they discourage Americans to hand over their guns to big brother, thus making us weaker, more submissive to their control grid. The whole idea is to keep us under absolute control, they feed off our fears to further control us.

    Government is a business, they're the ultimate corporation.

    It's not for the people by the people, it's for the corporations by the corporations.

      Right on, Man! Fuck THE man! *takes toke*

      I don't think this is the right time to be discussing that sort of thing. 14 people were killed.

      *hoping for humanity that this guy is a troll*

        He unironically used the word "sheeple", of course he's a troll.

    Why is there no efficient form of gun control in the US yet?

      Idiots and their stupid outdated constitution

      Oh-kay... A guy has just snapped and murdered 15 people and that means the US government is evil for not wanting those sorts of things to happen?
      Seems a bit nutty.

    Is it just my imagination or does that comment from Heeee sound a lot like the crap that Motormouth constantly spills?

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