“The Dark Knight Rises” Screening Turns Tragic: 12 Dead, 50 Injured

Publicada Viernes Julio 20, 2012 7:59 AM GMT

It was an exciting evening for Batman fans in Denver, Colorado last night (July 19) until a masked gunman showed up at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

According to police, the alleged shooter gunned down twelve people (including a six-year-old child), with another fifty people being taken to the hospital with injuries.

It all happened at a midnight showing of the film at the Century Aurora Theatre, where the crowd initially thought the gunshots “were part of the movie.”

The gunman wore a gas mask and set off a smoke or tear gas bomb while carrying a rifle, a handgun, and another weapon.

And it’s no wonder the theater was packed- “The Dark Knight Rises” scored more than $25 million in midnight ticket sales, with a total of $30 million in advance sales so far.




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