United States Aurora cinema massacre


This video from the USA is called Footage shows panic and chaos following cinema shooting.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Aurora Shooting: Suspect Opens Fire At Colorado Movie Theater, Killing 12

Posted: 07/20/2012 5:38 am Updated: 07/20/2012 10:02 am

A heavily armed man entered a movie theater in suburban Denver early Friday and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring 50 others.

The incident, which took place about 12:30 a.m. at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., occurred during midnight screenings of the new Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“This is a horrific event,” Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said during a news conference.

Click here for latest updates.

The gunman, who was wearing a gas mask, reportedly set off a smoke or tear gas bomb then walked up to the front of the screen in one of the theaters and opened fire.

When the movie patrons realized the attack was real and not part of the movie, pandemonium erupted and they began to flee. The film continued to play on the screen as bloodied customers took refuge outside. According to witnesses on the scene, some of the bullets also went through the walls of an adjacent theater, injuring patrons.

From the Facebook site of United States filmmaker and activist Michael Moore:

Having spent much time in the Aurora/Denver/Littleton area over the years, I am too sad about this most recent tragedy to comment at the moment, other than to say this:

I fear anthropologists and historians will look back on us and simply say we were a violent nation, at home and abroad, but in due time human decency won out and the violence ceased, but not before many, many more died and the world had had its fill of us.

Thoughts, prayers, and whatever comfort can be found for the victims and their families…

Seriously inappropriate Tweet from the NRA this morning: here.

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier: here.

Aurora theater shooting story updated with photo of suspected gunman: here.

James Holmes Identified As Alleged Aurora, Colorado Theater Shooter That Left 12 Dead (PHOTOS, LIVEBLOG): here.

Gun Violence and Our Dark Underside: 12 More Dead in Shooting Gallery America: here.

The Dark Knight Rises is the most conservative and right-wing of Christopher Nolan’s PG-13 Batman films to date: here.

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