UPDATED: The suspect's family released a statement, saying, "Our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this difficult time."

- Police are saying that Holmes’ apartment is “booby-trapped” and disarming it could take hours or days.

- The weapons used by Holmes were all purchased legally and it's being reported he started buying the firearms back in May, according to MSNBC.

- Warner Bros. is pulling all TV and radio spots for The Dark Knight Rises for the next few days due to the shooting aftermath, according to Variety.

- TDKR director Christopher Nolan released a statement: “Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting, but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”


A man opened fire during a showing of The Dark Knight Risesin Aurora, Colorado early Friday, killing 12 and injuring 59, according to CNN.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a man with a gas mask threw asmoke bomb into the audience while standing at the front of the theater. Hethen opened fire on the crowd. Police arrested a man in the parking lot behindthe theater, police spokesman Frank Fania told reporters. “He did not resist.He did not put up a fight,” he said.

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A police officer walking by the Aurora movie theater shooting

The suspect, identified by two federal law enforcementsources as James Holmes, 24, was reportedly wearing a a black ballistic helmet, a ballistic tacticalvest, ballistic leggings, throat and groin protectors, a gas mask, and tacticalgloves whilecarrying a rifle, handgun and knife. Along with that, another gun was left atthe theater. Authorities confirm that there was no evidence of a second gunman.

Of the victims, 10 were killed at the scene and two at thehospital, including a 6-year-old. The local hospital confirmed that of the victimsthat suffered gunshot wounds, their injuries are anywhere from minor tocritical.

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In a statement, Warner Bros., said, "Warner Bros. isdeeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sinceresympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragictime."

Hollywire is sending thoughts and prayers out to all the victimsand families during this tragic time.

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