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So I saw OH MY GOD WTF
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YOU GUYS

WHO IS AWAKE

THIS IS INSANE

I WENT TO SEE THE MOVIE AT MIDNIGHT

AND I GET OUT AND CHECK TWITTER ON MY PHONE

AND I SEE THIS


@CBSNews: BREAKING: Reported mass-#shooting at #Batman movie premiere in #Denver suburb. Multiple casualties reported. CBS crews headed to scene

Reports: 10 Shot Dead At Batman Film Premiere, current version of article:


A masked gunman shot dead 10 people and wounded 30 to 40 others at a premiere showing of the new Batman movie in Denver.

Local radio reported people running screaming from the Century Aurora 16 Movie Theater in a mall in the suburb of Aurora.

The gun man reportedly opened fire after 30 minutes of the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb.

Brenda Stuart, from 850 KOA Radio, told Sky News: "This started with a midnight showing of the new Dark Knight movie and the theatres were packed that were showing this movie.

"People inside tell us they thought it was part of the movie. They heard what they thought were firecrackers, loud bangs and all of a sudden they saw the bullets flying.

"Police officers are carting the injured to the hospital in their own cars, not waiting for the ambulances."

Police closed off surrounding parking lots as sniffer dogs were brought in to search for a suspected explosive device.


WHAT IS EVEN GOING ON



ETA: It's on Fox News. Two individuals, one in each theater, wearing gas masks, dropped tear gas bombs, mass panic, man raised his weapon, started shooting, didn't care who he was shooting, some children, one person in custody, looking for a second shooter, ten confirmed dead, possibly twelve. Jesus, I can't even. Something about point-blank range, I really do not like what I think I heard in the rest of that sentence.

ETA: What I'm hearing now: Just one shooter, in custody. Twenty years old or in his twenties. Bullets pierced the wall and went into a second theater, which is (I suspect) where the "two shooters" idea came from. Rifle, handgun, possibly a second handgun hidden in the theater. Explosives in his car and at his apartment; that block has been evacuated. 14 dead (many or most of them children), 39 at hospital(s), 50 wounded total.



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Holy...

I was going to respond with CAPSLOCK MOVIE SQUEE but this... I can't even with this. How do I...?

What I am hearing on TV is horrific. Children may be dead. Jesus Christ.

Oh, that is so immensely fucked up.

WTF! What is wrong with people?

No no no... After what happened at that airport in Bulgaria yesterday... Can't people just BE anywhere anymore?

Can't people just BE anywhere anymore?

Also my first reaction.

I'm not even THINKING about small children being shot, as new mommy to a five-month-old. I can't bear to.

My best friend used to live right by that theater. I'm genuinely terrified watching the local news right now. I just... I can't. I fucking can't.

I'm watching Fox News because CNN is dicking around with Dr. Drew, and it's--it's mostly children, it's horrible. 39 brought to the hospital and maybe even more on the way. I just don't even know. I don't even.

This is insane. People are going to wake up expecting to read reactions to the movie and now the bombs and terrorism and shooting into a crowded theater is real life.

None of this is processing right now.

I just saw this - keeping an eye on BBC to see what's happening.

Holy shit.

WTF? It's just a movie, people!

What in the hell?? D= WTF is wrong with people these days?! Can't even enjoy a frigging movie!

Oh my god, that's terrifying.

Why would they even do that. Why. They just wanted to watch a goddamned movie.

Holy fucking shit, I feel actually physically ill.

What the fuck. What the actual fuck. This is horrific.

That's horrible!! Those poor people. :((

Whaaaaat the fucking fuck. I just. WHAT EVEN.

How awful. How fucking fucked up and awful and WHAT THE FUCK.

I'm glad they caught the guy.

What. The. Fuck.

I can't even "word" anything beyond that regarding this situation.

Damn, I couldn't sleep after watching The Movie, but all I did was make myself a plate of bacon. I should have turned on my TV.

Jesus...

Edited at 2012-07-20 10:27 am (UTC)

Yeah, just sitting here going "what the hell? what - what the hell?" because....what the hell?

Fuck. I don't even know what to say to this.

Live news sources (just in case someone doesn't have TV access but does have internet):

Aurora police scanner

9 News livestream

Guardian liveblog

BBC liveblog/stream (they play a lot of recordings)

I can't even comprehend this. Neither my mom nor I could sleep because of a storm and the dogs barking. I did try to go back to bed but then her radio alarm went off and I heard "movie theater massacre." I checked CNN for details and it's been an hour and I just don't understand.

People who just wanted to go out for a good time. :( Of all the places that people should be able to feel safe. Dear lord...

If I see one more person ask what the parents of the three month old were thinking, taking her to a midnight movie, I will kill them.

A) PROBABLY NOT EXPECTING HER TO GET FUCKING SHOT.
B) A three month old will probably sleep through a movie. Even a loud action movie. My six month old slept through a city fireworks display.
c) NOT THE RIGHT FUCKING TIME DOUCHEBAG.

I keep tearing up just thinking about it, and the other little kids who just wanted to see a fucking Batman movie, and all the other kids who were there and saw what happened.

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I've come home from work and there are so many people I know in the last couple of days who have gone to midnight and other showings, all over the world. It is frightening to think that it could have been any of them and an unusual perspective for an event, it could have been anywhere. Everyone I know seeing it was SO EXCITED. All day - all week! - Batman, Batman, Batman. It's so cruel and horrible and just really messed up. Like others have said, I feel just sick.

@roseredhoofbeat Sometimes 'what were they doing / thinking' is really just that we wish they weren't there. The simplest, smallest decisions are so heartbreaking sometimes. :(

(Although - not to do with the tragedy - honestly / personally I think it's sometimes discourteous to others, is all.)

No. Some of the comments I've been seeing are "Well what did they expect", or "lol that's what you get for bringing your baby to a movie!"

Also, in the grand scale of things, probably more discourteous to be critiquing the parenting decisions of somebody who's BABY GOT SHOT. Their baby wasn't hurt because they took her to a movie. Their baby was shot because some son of a bitch shot her.

Omg, that is absolutely horrendous.

I don't even... what the hell is wrong with people?! Why would someone do this? And children. Children. Jesus.

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