As it happened: Shooting at Batman film showing

Key points

  • Twelve people have been killed and 59 injured in a shooting at a Batman film premiere near the US city of Denver
  • A gunman wearing a gas mask set off gas canisters and then opened fire at the Century Theater cinema at the Aurora Mall
  • A 24-year-old local white American man, James Holmes, was arrested near the scene
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  • Taylor Brown 
  • Olivia Lang 
  • Matthew Davis 

Last updated 20 July 2012

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