A lone gunman killed 14 people and injured 40 in a theater at Denver which was screening Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, early on Friday morning. The highly popular series had attracted flocks of people who had come to the midnight show wearing Batmen themed costumes when the firing started.
At 12. 30 am, the gunman who was wearing a gas mask began firing into the crowd. Police and ambulances rushed to the multiplex in Aurora where the scene was unfolding. The Aurora police chief reported that a 24 year old suspect who lived nearby had been taken into custody and his apartment was being searched for evidence.