At least 13 people were killed and another 38 injured when a gunman armed with an AR-15, a shotgun and a 40 cal opened fire during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. The NY Daily News says:
The suspect — identified as James Holmes, 24, a former University of Colorado medical school student — was arrested shortly after the rampage at a movie complex about 10 miles east of Denver.
The gunman burst into the packed theater through an emergency door 20 minutes into the movie, set off a canister that emitted tear gas and opened fire.
Witnesses described the shooter methodically picking off his victims, stopping only to reload.
Ten people were found dead at the scene. Two died at local hospitals.
At least 38 others were wounded, [including a] four-month old infant who was treated for non-life threatening injuries and… a 6-year-old.
The heavily armed gunman… boasted to cops that he was Batman’s arch nemesis.
“He said he was the Joker, enemy of Batman,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. “He had his hair painted red.”
He reportedly shot the baby in the back at point-blank range, and also had rigged his apartment with “sophisticated explosives.” It makes you sick to your stomach even to read this stuff. It’s times like these I’m glad that I’m too fat to fit through the doorway. My doctor and court-appointed therapist don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
Sports Illustrated model Jessica Gomes in a bikini, because this is too awful to think about any more today: