This is just horrific.
According to the latest reports, 12 people were killed and dozens more injured in a shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre last night.
The suspect supposedly entered the theatre which was showing the newly released Dark Knight Rises film, ejected some type of tear gas and then proceeded to open fire on the audience.
The alleged shooter has now been identified as 24 year old James Holmes, and it is believed he acted alone.
Holmes is currently in police custody, and reportedly, his only previous interaction with the law was a 2011 traffic ticket.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this disturbing ordeal.
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We can't believe it. We just can't believe it.
Officials at Virginia Tech have confirmed there is a gunman on campus and that at least one police officer has been shot. The school sent out alerts via their Twitter account, reporting shots being fired at the coliseum parking lot and that people should remain inside.
Aside from the police officer, there is a potential second victim being reported injured at the Cage lot. The suspect is "described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack."
Here's hoping this person gets caught and fast! Please everyone stay safe!
UPDATE 10:55 AM: A lot of students at VT are tweeting to their loved ones of their safety, but also sharing further details about what is going on. One on campus source claims shots were heard being fired at two locations: Torgersen Hall and Performance Arts Building. Someone was apprehended and surrendered at the latter location, but no arrest was made.
We're also hearing that police activity around the school is growing, with a strong force assembling at Squires Student Center.
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OMG! So scary!
A very brave little boy hid underneath his bed and called 911 as his family was being robbed at gunpoint in their home.
A criminal, said to be in his sixties, kicked open the back door of their Texas home after first being denied entry at the front entrance.
The man pulled a gun on the five residents and demanded money. When the boy overheard what was happening, he managed to call police and remained on the phone until help arrived.
At that point, the gunman had fled the scene, but he was later arrested in a pickup truck with a gun and stolen wallet in his car.
He was then arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.
Wow, that must have been so terrifying for that entire family! And what a courageous and quick-witted little boy. His family definitely owes him a huge thank you.
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UGH! We are gutted!
This is so horrible and waaay too scary!
Scott Dekraai allegedly went berserk yesterday, storming into Seal Beach's Salon Meritage and killing eight people, including his ex-wife Michelle Dekraai. He left a ninth victim in critical condition.
Those in the community believe the rage erupted from a passionate court battle involving the custody of their seven-year-old son.
According to the police, Dekraai was found and arrested about a half-mile from the scene of the crime.
One of the salon's patrons at the the time, Cindy, reveals her experience:
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Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum just held a press conference to update the press of the situation. At this time, officers have yet to find the reported gunman, but the three kids that first identified the man were found to be credible. Officers are still searching the campus, but have not found any sign yet.
As we earlier reported, a gunman was reportedly spotted on the campus of Virginia Tech this morning around 9:37 A.M. The white male was allegedly spotted by three students attending camp at the school. The kids said
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Last night during the Family Unity in the Park event in Cleveland, Ohio, a gunman fired on the crowd injuring three people and fatally wounding a 16-year-old.
The show was part of the current George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic U.S. tour.
Thus far, the gunman not been caught, but we'll cross our fingers that he is found and justice is served.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who have been affected by this tragedy.
[Image via WENN.]
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