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Update – 12 People Killed During Midnight Showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora Colorado – [Video]

AURORA, CO - JULY 20: The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, over 10 people have been killed and over 30 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. (Photo by Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Police in Colorado confirm 12 dead and 38 were injured during a midnight showing of the new movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora. 

Authorities say the shooting started around 12:30 MDT, in front of one of the Century 16 Theaters at the Aurora Mall, as a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” began.

Witnesses say the gunman released a canister of some sort which started hissing and releasing a gas of some type and then opened fire on the unsuspecting crowd of movie watchers.  Many people thought the gunfire was part of a movie being shown in a theater next door.  Police have identified the suspect as James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting.

Aurora, Colorado, sits just 10 miles on the outskirts of Denver, the capitol of Colorado.

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