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Colorado's Dark Knight Massacre Recapped

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Our heart pours for everyone involved in the tragic massacre that shocked the nation Friday morning.

When chaos began on the midnight screen of a Colorado showing of Dark Knight Rises, James Holmes allegedly walked into the theater through a back-exit door to start his own twisted frenzy.

Hidden by a gas-mask and all black, Holmes unleashed canisters that released a billowy cloud of smoke throughout the auditorium. Immediately but calmly, he began shooting rounds and rounds of ammunition while the terrified movie-goers tried to escape as quickly as they could.

71 were shot, 12 were killed. Eleven remain in critical condition.

Shortly after the news broke the headlines, a video of the aftermath was released — showing screams, police officers, and a man drenched in blood limping out of the theater.

Warner Bros. quickly decided to cancel the Paris premiere of the film. Soon after, they pulled a gruesome Gangster Squad trailer from all upcoming showings of DKR.

While witnesses were giving their accounts of their horrific event, President Obama and celebrities were releasing their statements as well.

Soon, everyone wanted to know more about the shooting suspect. Why did he do this and why was his apartment booby-trapped? The FBI were involved by this point and speaking on the investigation.

Quickly after that, Obama addressed the nation. Mitt Romney also had something to say.

Cautious of copycats, Los Angeles and New York police departments increased security at theaters showing the film while releasing statements on the situation as well.

Photos of James made their way throughout the internet. Many were shocked to learn the suspected shooter was a PhD student. Others were not. But everyone was a little surprised when a supposed sex site profile page of James was spread around with the headline reading, "Will you visit me in prison?"

This man had allegedly been behind the country's largest shooting spree.

One of the 12 lives lost was that of Jessica Redfield. She garnered national attention after escaping the June 2nd shooting in Toronto. She is remembered through her blog.

Fortunately, a 4-month-old survived the massacre. The parents gave their account of the crime, explaining everything in detail.

Meanwhile, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg and celebrities debated the issue of gun control.

Also talking were DKR director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale. Both gave their statements, expressing deep sorrow.

As for how the shooting affected the film's box office results… WB decided to mute their reporting until Monday, though analysts were able to estimate the numbers.

We're so incredibly devastated over everything. We can't get it out of our head. We can only hope the victims and their families can find peace.

[Image via AP Images.]

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35 comments to “Colorado's Dark Knight Massacre Recapped”



  1. 1

    Jesus Christ, when are you going to quit milking this horrible act. At least 15 times you have run stories and repeats since it occurred. No one comes here for news asshole. you have a job to do, granted you do it poorly, but get back to it.



  2. 2

    The baby was not harmed in any way shape or form. Something the liberal media with their anti-gun agenda neglects to mention. He was sent to the ER to see if he was ok.

    The media just keeps mentioning a baby to horrify this as much as possible. Since 99% of Americans are stupid, scared, mindless idiots that are easily controlled by that big TV on their wall.

  3. Moaosen says – reply to this


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    Her name was Jessica Ghawi, not Jessica Redfield. Please respect her name.



  4. 4

    Yes, we all know what happened, we've been inundated with every detail here, on other sites and on TV. You're not a news reporter, you get all your info from other feed and just rewrite it. Are you going to do a recap every week now? Think that's what your readers want?



  5. 5

    Has anyone considered the fact that this was a MEDICAL STUDENT that went on a crazy killing spree? He knows all about and most likely has some sort of access to all kinds of crazy drugs that could've been affecting his mind on Thursday night. It's not about gun control at all, because we've all seen that if a psychopath really has their heart set on killing people, they will find a way to accomplish it.



  6. 6

    Should not call it Dark Night massacre… use the town yes, but not the movie!!



  7. 7

    We don't need a recap, you deviant douche. The shootings aren't some fucking soap opera you recap. You have stolen this story from other, better sites, and it does you NO credit. Nobody comes to your shitty gossip site to read about real news. If we want that, we'll go somewhere credible. Stick to stealing gossip, ass face. Tick tock, pansy … with any luck your time is running out.



  8. 8

    How can anyone ever watch a movie in that particular theater again? I definitely could not…



  9. 9

    Really? I had no idea. How stupid is this post of yours? It's only been all over every fricking website and newstation on TV nonstop. Thanks for the update that was ABSOLUTELY not necessary.



  10. 10

    Re: Moaosen – She goes by the other last name for her career. You must have missed it. It was only all over the news ALL DAMN DAY. Sorry, you are WRONG.



  11. 11

    It's not this kids fault. He was bullied in high school and College. Some gay self righteous celebrity should have told him " It gets better" then this whole thing would not have happened.



  12. 12

    Like Perez has a choice? if he didn't keep up to date he would be out of touch….. it isn't just him. Now that this isn't an extremely devastating event…but the CONSTANT stream of information about all the wrong things is so annoying. I do not need to know that this guy had an adult friend finder account - guess what, a lot of us do. Just report on how we can help people. How can I help? I'd be more than willing to send a few bucks to help the victims. But this CONSTANT stream is getting annoying.

  13. Diane says – reply to this


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    Honestly? A "recap" of a tragedy? You are worst kind of person. Seriously. I will admit I read this site for years. I will never come back here again.

  14. Nolanross says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – Hey Raypearson, how about get a life of your own bc apparently you live on this site just to post negative responses as well as a few others that appear to comment on everything on here. It's obvious that you are all about Perez's ass bc you live on this site. With that said, what a horrible tragedy

  15. Nolanross says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – Same thing goes for NookiesWA, Lady Who, and Okra - you trolls need to get a life

  16. Jennie says – reply to this


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    R.I.P.



  17. 17

    No disrespect to the victims, but all this media coverage is giving that asshole what he wants. We should address what happened and remember the victims, but the constant 24/7 news about the shooting only give the killer the notoriety he wanted, just like the many before him that killed people just because they wanted to be known for something.



  18. 18

    im impressed with the way u wrote this as horrible as it is iur sounding like a real journalist… i was at the movies first time in ages 2 weeks ago i went to see ' ted'(brilliant movie) the thing with the movies is there is no way out ur trapped in there … i cant even imagine how horrible this is ..

    rip to the people who got killed and prayers for those hurt.. we all love the movies this is just so awful

  19. sad sad sad says – reply to this


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    Re: Nolanross – Preach it Norlanross. Like 60% of Perez readers live on this site and just post negativity ’cause they're so unhappy with themselves and their lives.

    I'm so disgusted by this situation, it's really really really sad and I send out my condolences to the families of those were killed by this psycho. I send out my prayers to those in the hospital in hopes to make a speedy recovery and I also send my prayers to half of you Perez posters who just spread negativity ’cause y'all are clearly not happy with life. (Please go outside and enjoy fresh air, for once!)

  20. Nolanross says – reply to this


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    Re: sad sad sad – Agreed! They should be banned, they comment on every single story which is becoming a turn off on this site b/c the same handfull continues to make noise, they are obsessed with this site!

  21. Dave says – reply to this


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    "Perez" is posting this bc some people don't actually visit 'real' sites. He is relaying other sites news, yes, but some people only look at this site for the facts. Just because we all don't like to realize how effed up the world is does not mean we need to take it out on what he is posting. This is a horrible situation, brought on by some sort of hate, and by showing even more hate, towards anyone (including perez) is just adding to the fact. We honestly need to just be there for each other. James Holmes was obviously psychologically disturbed, and we need to realize the true enemy here. Because believe it or not, it is not "perez". Just be there for each other. All of you people hating on this man who did this. Just think about all of the negativity you show to people on a day to day basis and really reflect on yourselves. If we don't want this to happen this we need to stop bullying. I am truly saddened by this whole situation. So many innocent lives taken away. My thoughts and prayers not only go out to those involved but also those who are so affected by this horrible massacre.



  22. 22

    "Perez" is posting this bc some people don't actually visit 'real' sites. He is relaying other sites news, yes, but some people only look at this site for the facts. Just because we all don't like to realize how effed up the world is does not mean we need to take it out on what he is posting. This is a horrible situation, brought on by some sort of hate, and by showing even more hate, towards anyone (including perez) is just adding to the fact. We honestly need to just be there for each other. James Holmes was obviously psychologically disturbed, and we need to realize the true enemy here. Because believe it or not, it is not "perez". Just be there for each other. All of you people hating on this man who did this. Just think about all of the negativity you show to people on a day to day basis and really reflect on yourselves. If we don't want this to happen this we need to stop bullying. I am truly saddened by this whole situation. So many innocent lives taken away. My thoughts and prayers not only go out to those involved but also those who are so affected by this horrible massacre.



  23. 23

    Re: NolanrossRe: sad sad sad – Lmao - Maybe you two should just leave then, you obviously have unhappy lives and need to spend more time outdoors. Hilton's lucky to have haters, he's lost so many readers he's desperate for all our hits. You both should be thanking us for keeping his site going. And then you both can just go fuck yourselves, you unhappy, pathetic losers.



  24. 24

    Only imbecils like americans are against gun control. You r a fucked up violent society. In & out of ur country. Go buy more guns. This is the outcome.

  25. WillowWynde says – reply to this


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    Re: nickname: – Actually, he was a med school drop-out. I seriously doubt drugs played a role in this tragedy. This was a very angry individual that spent a lot of time planning and executing his plan. Thankfully, because of this, he won’t be able to cop the insanity plea. My heart goes out to everyone involved - the victims to the ATF that had to deal with his booby-trapped apartment.



  26. 26

    Re: Nolanross – funny guy, just really lame.



  27. 27

    Re: NolanrossRe: sad sad sad – Apparently you don't realize that without all of the "negative " posters you decry this site would shut down. estimate that 50% of the posts are from or about us. Mario makes his money from ad revenue, said revenue based upon # of clicks. do you understand? or must must I make it simpler for you?



  28. 28

    I heart truly goes out to every victim of this sensless and hateful shooting. I am so irritated that these situations become a platform for gun control. First off where would the average person get Tear Gas? What I mean is, if you are a crazy deranged individual you will get your hands on weapons doing whatever means necessary. All you have to do is look at Detroit, very strict gun control laws with one of the highest crime rates in the country. If you take the guns away, only the evil people will have them. Guns are not the problem, evil people are the problem.



  29. 29

    Re: telametoenterita
    Wow, so much hate! Why do you get on this site and make it about stupid Americans, go to a site run by whatever country or individuals you do not consider, "stupid". I see violence in many countries, I do not see that it is stupid to have the right to protect yourself in your home. People are killed all the time in many ways, people strangle others should we start to get rid of hands?

  30. Nolanross says – reply to this


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    Re: raypearson – awwww did I make you and lady who upset? It must be sad to live a life of negativity so, go outside and get some fresh air. So you hate this site but yet you stay on it? And you are on here to make negative comments to keep a site you hate from shutting down? Yeah okay that makes sense, just come out of the closet already, both of you



  31. 31

    Re: raypearson – as Crystal implied I am amazed that a single mom able to profit $7336 in one month on the computer. have you read this page >>> Click2go.notlong.com/



  32. 32

    Re: Nolanross – You're an idiot. Theres no trolling going on here, im just merely pointing out facts.

  33. Nolanross says – reply to this


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    Re: NookiesWARe: raypearsonRe: Lady Who? – Haha! All of you are all over Perez's teets daily, I'm afraid he is running out of milk

  34. helene says – reply to this


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    I was extremley upset,for I always believed in God. Why did he let these innocent people be killed i questioned him. Could it be that these violent movies that are made for big bucks let evil dominate this rotten cesspool society. No one believes in =God anymore ,we turned our backs on God,he did not turn his back on us.
    The LOVE of money is the root of all evil, Now everyone is praying to God and its too late. innocent people are dead and more will die. Its too late now.

  35. Christine says – reply to this


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    Take the K out of Knight