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Colorado Shooting: New Details Revealed

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The first official press conference concerning Dark Knight Rises shooter James Holmes just concluded, providing new information on the devastating, fatal occurrence in an Aurora, CO movie theatre Thursday evening.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates revealed that James Eagan Holmes, dressed in full ballistic gear, appeared in theater #9 at the Century 16 movie theatres and set off two devices that spewed some kind of irritant or smoke into the crowd.

The first 911 calls flooded local stations at 12:39am MST, with police responding within a minute to a minute of a half, where they encountered Holmes near his white Hyundai in the Theatre's back parking lot.

71 people were shot. 10 victims died on-scene, while 2 died in area hospitals. Many patients are still in critical condition.

Police found four weapons in total, three inside the movie theater: an AR 15 Assault Rifle, a Remington 12 gauge shotgun, and 40 cal glock handgun. Another 40 cal glock handgun was found in the James' Hyundai.

When questioned, James Holmes alluded to explosives in his North Aurora apartment, located at 1690 paris street, and upon further investigation authorities discovered the apt was "booby-trapped" with various incendiary and chemical devices connected by apparent trip wires.

It could take hours or days to safely handle the situation, as the 'sophisticated' setup is something unfamiliar.

5 buildings, including the apartment complex in question, have been evacuated.

As far as motive goes, or theories as to how James entered the theater are currently NOT being discussed by officials.

We are still reeling from this deplorable act. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by this senseless, horrifying ordeal.

[Image via AP Images.]

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10 comments to “Colorado Shooting: New Details Revealed”



  1. 1

    I worked for AMC Aventura 24 in Miami, and anytime and emergency exit was tripped, it set off an alarm somewhere. I wonder. But it sounds like the police responded pretty quickly.

  2. Donavan Kindall says – reply to this


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    Its Actually Peoria Street Perez not Paris Street

  3. sipke says – reply to this


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    Its just terrible… I feel so sorry… So weird that happened so close to time when its a year from Norway shooting… It looks familiar with that event… I feel so sorry to all people who have a lost a friend a family member or close person… Make love not war !!!

  4. Sahira d'Aqua says – reply to this


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    Don't need this to be in public view - just a free proofreader's note for your very humane article: Should be "affected" not effected in the last sentence: "Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by this senseless, horrifying ordeal."

    Thanks for appropriate handling of this terrible story.

  5. not gun ho says – reply to this


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    so sad.
    this, and other attacks, should not happen.
    we can't ban anger.
    but we can ban guns.
    i know, the second amendment (which was written in stone on mount sinai) allows guns.
    well then, ban *bullets*
    the constitution doesn't say anything about bullets.
    guns don't kill people.
    bullets kill people.

  6. Bionicduck says – reply to this


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    Re: not gun ho – That's just stupid.



  7. 7

    Re: not gun ho – No people kill people, not guns. When I wanted to get a hunting license to go with some friends to hunt dove down on the Colorado River I had to take a 5-6 hour mandated hunter safety test first, at least this is the law in California and this is supported by the NRA.



  8. 8

    Oh god, it's already started. The media is incorrectly calling a rifle an "assault" rifle to sound more scary. An assault rifle is a rifle capable of select firing. Meaning shooting fully auto or semi auto. He did not have an assault rifle as it was not capable of shooting fully automatic.

  9. sjm says – reply to this


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    Re: NookiesWA – Because he DID have an assault rifle, you dumb ignorant bimbo.



  10. 10

    Re: sjm – You're a dumb ass. An assault rifle has to be capable of select fire. A SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE IS NOT AN ASSAULT RIFLE. IT IS NOT. You know nothing about firearms you ignorant twat. So stop commenting on them. The term assault rifle was thought up by the MAKERS of some of the first 'assault' rifles in the world, in the damn 20's. Every single..gun..owner will tell you you're an idiot and WRONG.