A horrific attack by a lone gunman at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado has left 12 people dead and wounded 38 others.
As events of the shooting spree unfolded in real-time on Twitter, tweets from among those inside the Aurora theater went viral.
Hollywood celebs weighed in on the tragedy, expressing their shock and grief over the dozens of victims including a 4 month-old baby who was injured.
An aspiring Colorado sports reporter Jessica Ghawi was among those gunned down. Her final tweet- “Movie doesn’t start for 20 minutes” – was almost a chilling countdown to what was about to take over.
Following the Aurora shooting, Warner Bros. cancelled the premiere of The Dark Night Rises in Paris and pulled the film’s cast from all scheduled press cons and media interviews.
The shooter 24-year-old, James Holmes, was arrested in the Aurora theater parking lot. According to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, “[Holmes] clearly looks like a deranged individual. He has his hair painted red. He said he was the Joker, obviously the enemy of Batman.”