This nut case then decided to open fire on the audience. In all, 71 people were shot – 12 of them fatally.
Holmes had also apparently taken the extra-thoughtful step of booby-trapping his apartment with explosives.
Ironically enough, the movie theater where this all went down is just 12 miles from Columbine High, where a similar massacre occurred in 1999.
Here’s an idea – if you want to be a whack job, stay in your house and put bullet in your own skull. Don’t go shooting up movie theaters.
Holmes is now in custody and President Obama has ordered all American flags to be flown at half-staff until July 25.
Check out the chaotic cell phone footage from the scene below.
- Gunman turns movie into surreal horror: ‘This is real’ – CNN (cnn.com)
- Eff A Coldhearted Thug: 14 Dead And 50 Injured After Gunman Opens Fire In Aurora, Colorado On “Dark Knight Rises” Theatregoers (bossip.com)