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.