In the early morning hours in Aurora, CO a 24 year old gun man walks into the Aurora, CO movie theater that was having a midnight showing of a movie, throws tear gas, fires his gun in the ceiling of the theater than began shooting in the crowd with an assault rifle. A prayer vigil being held tonight at the Municipal building in Aurora at 7:00 PM Mt Time.
July 20, 2012 4:30 PM Mt Update from Pastor Sharon Holderbaum, with VFN Denver CO – Listen now to this VFNRadio Segment.
(CNN) — A heavily armed gunman killed at least 14 people and wounded 50 more during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.
Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN. The suspect was not immediately identified, though Fania said he was believed to be in his early 20s.
“He did not resist. He did not put up a fight,” Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.
Oates said there was no evidence of a second gunman, and FBI spokesman Jason Pack said it did not appear the incident was related to terrorism.
President Barack Obama issued a statement saying he and first lady Michelle Obama were “shocked and saddened” by the shooting and pledged the administration’s support for victims of the shooting.
“As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family,” it said…. More of this CNN Story.