A gunman, by the name of James Holmes, dressed in black wearing full body armor, a helmet, and a gas mask, walked inside a crowded theater early afternoon in the city of Aurora, Colorado as the much anticipated movie, Dark Knight Rises, played nationwide on Friday. Movie goers and theater staff noted that everyone first thought of him as just another fan dressed in a costume for the movie.
But shortly after firing the first round in the air inside the theater room, the gunman aimed at the audiences and unleashed a hail of gun shots from his assault rifle, killing at least 14 people and injuring another 56 more. Resulting in a violent bloodbath in the state of Colorado not seen since the Columbine massacre in April 20 of 1999.
Nearly all of the total of 70 victims on Friday afternoon received gunshot wounds, but authorities have stated that others were also injured due to the chaos inside the theater room as people tried to rush the exit.
However, the lucky ones that survived the encounter while being inside the theater room claimed that the gunman specifically targeted those who tried to escape first.
Fortunately, the Aurora Police arrived within minutes and was able to capture James Holmes while trying to flee in the parking lot. The local police also noted in a press conference that the gunman's apartment had been booby trapped in preparation as well.
The FBI stated that there are no motives clear yet from what could've driven James Holmes to commit such a violent senseless act since there are no records of him being associated by any known terrorist groups, but NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said: "It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He has his hair painted red. He said he was the Joker, obviously the enemy of Batman.".
Well said Commissioner! And on behalf of the Intuned Online TECH GEEK Team... we hope this asshole fanboy gets the death penalty and BURNS IN HELL!!
"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.
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."
- Christopher Nolan
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
“The Dark Knight Rises” also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle (Catwoman); Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake.
The screenplay itself was written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan.