Eyewitness Tweets from The Dark Knight Rises Shooting in Colorado

A gunman opened fire in a midnight showing of The Dark Night Rises in Aurora, Co.

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Karl Gehring / The Denver Post via AP

Paramedics work at the scene of the shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning July 20, 2012, where a gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises".

A gunman turned an Aurora, Colo. midnight premiere of the new film The Dark Knight Rises into a bloody rampage early Friday morning. The man, who was apprehended at the scene, had at least two guns with him and began shooting about a half-hour into the film.

At least 14 are dead and 50 are injured as a result of the shooting. The alleged shooter was apprehended at the scene and identified as James Holmes.

(MORE: Photos from the scene of the shooting)

It appears that several moviegoers tweeted in the minutes after the massacre as they evacuated the theater; while it’s not possible to confirm any of the details in their accounts, here are some of the most dramatic tweets and photos from apparent eyewitnesses and reporters.

(PHOTOS: Batman Movie Theater Shooting in Aurora, Colorado)

VIDEO: Video of Deadly Shooting at ‘Batman’ Screening in Aurora, Colo.

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Eslam Ezzeldeen
Eslam Ezzeldeen

 if James Holmes was Muslim, they'd call him TERRORIST.

Jacklyn Johnson
Jacklyn Johnson

Deepest sympathies

to the family and friends of the innocent victims. Thanks for the heads up on

the Evertalk memorial page Christina. I will make sure to visit it.

oladipoomole
oladipoomole

Hooters:"The suspect was dressed all in black, wearing a ballistic helmet,

tactical ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector, groin

protector, gas mask and black tactical gloves." He was dressed like no other and didn't arouse suspicion.It was even reported that police stopped him and he "explained his dressing". Nobody also noticed when he exited the theater while the movie was playing using the emergency exit i.e no usher or security personnel prevented or accosted  him when he made for the exit thirty minutes into the movie.That's pretty odd. Worse still, nobody noticed when he was getting his weapons and getting ready for the carnage in the parking lot. That's pretty odd to. What happened?

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/...

christinasmythe
christinasmythe

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims. May God help you though this difficult time and sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Someone created a memorial page for these victims on Evertalk within Facebook. There is a memorial fund on this page and people can donate to help the families of the victims of this terrible tragedy. Here's the page. 

https://apps.facebook.com/ever...

Bryan Fez Gillespie
Bryan Fez Gillespie

Hear he called himself the joker, well theres nothing funny about what he did or whats coming his way. Gotham city may not have the death penalty, but we do.

PrinceHall
PrinceHall

Death Penalty coming his way.

Brad Holman
Brad Holman

 For someone who did something like this, I don't think he was too worried about that. I don't think he was worried about it when they took his mugshot either. He was smiling, albeit a crazy, joker smile. I don't think the fucker will worry about a thing anytime soon.