Colorado shooting: in-depth AP headines


by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 4:31 PM

Security increased at movies following shootings

Some theaters and police around the U.S. stepped up security at daytime showings of the new Batman movie Friday after the massacre in Colorado, and while many fans were undeterred by the tragedy, others were nervous about going to see the film.

Colorado suspect in doctoral program, not med school

The suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater was in a doctoral program but was not in medical school

Colo. suspect's family: 'Hearts go out to' victims

Shooting at Colo. theater shocks movie industry

The movie industry was reeling in shock from the deadly Colorado shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," as one of the most anticipated films of the decade became enmeshed with a horrifying tragedy.

Reaction to deadly Colorado theater shooting

Reaction to the shooting at a crowded Denver-area movie theater, where 12 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.

Colorado movie theater rampage shakes up campaign

The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in common purpose. "There are going to be other days for politics," a somber President Barack Obama said.

Pentagon: Military casualties in Colorado shooting

The Pentagon says that some members of the military were either killed or wounded in the Colorado shooting at the Batman movie.

Is there a link between the film and the shooting?

With the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo., inside a packed movie theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises," questions are being raised as to whether there is any connection between the killings and the movie's plot and the character of Batman.

AP Source: Suspect in Colo. shootings had 4 guns

The suspect in the deadly shootings in Colorado had an assault rifle, a shotgun and two pistols.

Shooting cancels Paris premiere of Batman movie

The Paris premiere of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" was canceled Friday after a gunman killed at least a dozen people at a Colorado opening of the same film.

Aurora police: Officers on scene in 60-90 seconds

The police chief in the Denver suburb where a gunman opened fire at a movie theater says the suspect was arrested soon after officers arrived.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says hundreds of calls came in starting at 12:39 a.m. MDT Friday and officers were on the scene within 60 to 90 seconds.

AP Source: Suspect bought ticket to movie

A federal law enforcement official said suspect James Holmes is believed to have propped open an exit door in the theater as the movie was playing, donned protective ballistic gear and opened fire. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.

AMC reviewing security after Colorado shooting

AMC says it is actively working with local law enforcement in communities across the country to make sure its facilities are safe. It says on its website it has more than 300 movie houses, making it the nation's second-largest theater chain.

3 service members wounded, 1 missing in shooting

The U.S. Department of Defense says a Navy sailor was injured and one sailor who was at the theater early Friday morning in Aurora can't be located. Two Air Force airmen were also wounded.