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Shooting at Midnight Screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Colorado Leaves 12 Dead, 50 Injured

At least 12 people have been killed and 50 injured in a shooting at a cinema showing the new Batman film near the US city of Denver, Colorado.

The Association Press reports:

At least 12 people were killed and 50 were being treated at Denver area hospitals after a shooting at a midnight showing of Batman, the youngest a 3-month-old baby.

Twelve people were taken to the Medical Center of Aurora with gunshot wounds and ranged from minor to critical condition. Three were treated for chemical exposure, most likely from tear gas. They ranged in age from 16 to 31.

Denver Health had seven victims – one in critical and the rest in fair condition.

The University of Colorado hospital was treating 21 people, including the baby, for gunshot wounds. The oldest is 45

Time Warner’s Warner Bros. unit on Friday issued a statement following the shooting:

“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”

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