12 Dead in Movie Theatre Shooting

Colorado Shooting Suspect has Initial Court Hearing

By Peter Neumann
By Eric Clabaugh
By Maureen Mespell
By Scott Sarvay

July 23, 2012 Updated Jul 23, 2012 at 2:10 PM EST

AURORA, Co. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - James Holmes had his initial court hearing Monday morning, accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 others during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.

Authorities have disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the mass shooting.

Aurora Police say Holmes, 24, entered a screening room at the Century 16 movie plex movie theater late Thursday night and set off a smoke bomb and opened fire on the crowd of moviegoers with several weapons.

Dozens of calls to 911 sent police rushing to the scene - a Century 16 movie plex - where police apprehended Holmes in the parking lot.

Police say Holmes acted alone, though earlier reports from movie goers reported that a second gunman was involved.

To read more information about the story and see video from the scene of the shooting click here.

To listen to the police scanner traffic shortly after the shooting happened, click here.

The Director of Marketing for Rave Cinemas, Danny DiGiacomo, released a statement to Indiana's NewsCenter saying "We are incredibly saddened by the shooting in Colorado. Our hearts go out to the families affected by this tragedy." When asked about security at Rave Theaters, DiGiacomo said "We take security very seriously and will continue to make every effort to ensure that our moviegoers are safe when they visit our theaters."




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