July 20 - A masked gunman killed at least 12 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Massacre in Colorado. The grieving gather outside a hospital after a gunman killed at least 12 people in a Denver suburb at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie. About 50 people including children were wounded in the attack. A friend of a witness describes the scene. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITTANY JACKSON, FRIEND OF WITNESSES, SAYING: "As they were leaving he witnessed a baby, an infant getting shot. But yeah they said, gas bombs as they were leaving and then just gunshots all over the place and it started in the there that I had so it is kind of a mind blower." Dr. Frank Lansville -- A doctor at the Medical Center of Aurora says four people are in critical condition. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DR. FRANK LANSVILLE OF THE MEDICAL CENTER OF AURORA, SAYING: "Twelve of the 15 were gunshot type victims, for of those patients are either in the operating room right now or have gone through the operating room process to treat their wounds. We have another two that are getting ready to go to the operating room for various injuries as well. But certainly the first four are in critical condition." Police evacuated and broke into the supected gunman's aparment after he made statements about explosives in his residence. Police say there is no evidence of a second gunman. U.S. President Barack Obama is urging Americans to "stand together" with the people of Aurora in the hours and days to come. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters