At least a dozen dead in Denver theater shooting

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 20, 2012

A gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado last night…at least 12 people are dead with more than 50 injured.

It was not the Denver area’s first mass killing. In 1999, two students shot 12 classmates and a teacher in Columbine High School in suburban Denver before killing themselves. Two days ago in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a gunman opened fire on a crowded bar with an assault rifle, wounding 17.

“The Dark Knight Rises” is rated PG-13 and there were many children at the sold-out show, including some in costumes, at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center. One of the dead was a 3-month-old child, the Denver Post reported.

Horrible, horrible, horrible.