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.
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater was in a doctoral program but was not in medical school
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 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.
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.
The Pentagon says that some members of the military were either killed or wounded in the Colorado shooting at the Batman movie.
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.
The suspect in the deadly shootings in Colorado had an assault rifle, a shotgun and two pistols.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.