This breaking news story about a man who opened fire and killed 12 people at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises is only tangentially related to the blog. But it’s such a big news story, I’m posting it hear in case any of your wanted to discuss it. Via CNN.
A heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 38, authorities said. The theater was showing the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
One of the injured was just 3 months old, according to hospital workers.
Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN.
“He did not resist. He did not put up a fight,” Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.
Two federal law enforcement sources involved in the investigation identified the suspect as James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, Colorado.
And here is something that’s both tragic and freaky. Reportedly, a young woman, Jessica Redfield narrowly escaped being shot at a Toronto mall when a gunman opened fire there, only to be killed in last night’s massacre.