Shooting at Batman Showing in DENVER

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    He was targeting people as they were walking out!
     
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    Just heard about this. So very, very sad. I am just not sure how to make sense of the world anymore.
     
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    God, how awful.

    Prayers for the victims.
     
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    I'm glad that the suspect is in custody. The reports said he was just sitting in his car, no attempt to flee.
     
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    I heard there were gas canisters. Are those in the movie as well?

    So sad.
     
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    I don't know, Luke, but they said so many people were decked out in costumes that he could have come in with just about anything and gone unnoticed.
     
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    I just read about that. I really don't understand why someone would do this.

    (Also- who brings their 3 month old to a midnight showing of a movie? Or to any movie?)
     
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    CNN is reporting that only 12 are dead and that original reports of 14 are incorrect.
     
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    Watching on Fox now.:(
     
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    I woke up to this news this morning--what a terrible tragedy.
     
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    How terribly sad. What a horrible world we live in that we now have to fear going to a movie.
     
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    I woke up about two and turned the tv on for noise. I saw the breaking news around three-ish.

    They haven't said what the motive was on the stations I've seen.

    How pointless and tragic.
     
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    Teacherintexas, I haven't heard anything about a motive yet, either. They said he wasn't listed on any terrorist watch list, though.
     
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    I was wondering about the baby also :dizzy:
    Someone on the radio said that something like this happened in a movie and a character acted in the same manner (throwing the canisters) so maybe the suspect wasn't "all there" and tried to recreate a scene from the movie??
     
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    This is awful!
     
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    Just heard about this. What a horrific tragedy! My prayers go out to the family and friends of those affected. I agree, it's such a shame we have to life in a world where we now fear going to the movie theater!
     
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    Absolutely horrifying and tragic. I woke up in the middle of the night and checked a different website to see someone posting an eye witness account. Scary.

    I haven't seen it mentioned that he was in costume, just armor and a gas mask. I don't know if he was replicating another movie, but it was the midnight premier for this one so he had not seen it yet. I only mention it because I'm worried about people who are interested in things like dressing up in costume for movies being stigmatized in the future as a result of this. :( Either way, I don't think anyone who would shoot a room full of people, including children, is all there. Just sickening.

    Edit: They lowered the number of people killed from 14 to 12 and estimated wounded from 50 to 38. We can only hope neither of those numbers increase. :( They also identified the shooter.
     
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    Apparently the previews for this Batman movie showed scenes bombings/ mass shootings/ etc. at public events. There is also a character in this movie that dresses the same way the shooter was. My prayers are with the victims and the shooter's family today--it's a horrible situation.
     
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    This story was on my radio when I woke up this morning. How incrediblysad. My prayers go out to all those involved.
     

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