The deadly massacre struck fans inside a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The shooting left 12 movie patrons dead and 59 others wounded.Police have said that 24 year old suspect, James Holmes was armed with bullet-proof gear and a gas mask as well as two handguns, a shotgun and an automatic rifle at the scene of the crime.
Police arrested 24 year old,James Holmes of Aurora,Colorado.Described as a quiet, standoffish medical student from San Diego who recently dropped out of a doctoral program at the University of Colorado medical school.
He graduated with honors from the University of California-Riverside two years ago.
Police reports show he dyed his hair red instead of the actual color of the Joker character which is green.And was confirmed to be a deranged individual.
During this time.Director Christopher Nolan and actors Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman were in France, preparing for the Paris premiere of the film. Warner Bros., the studio behind “The Dark Knight Rises,” immediately cancelled the event – as well as a morning press conference featuring the A-listers.
“Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident,” the studio said in a statement. “We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
This is not the first tragedy surrounding the movie.In 2008 actor Heath Ledger tragically died of an accidental drug overdose 5 months before the ‘Dark Knight’ hit theaters.Subsequently earned him an Academy Award for his portrayal of the villain,”The Joker.”
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