Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dark Knight Rises Shooting: Police Identify Suspect, Paris Premiere Canceled - E! Online

by Alexis L. Loinaz Today 7:24 AM PDT

Christian Bale, The Dark Knight RisesRon Phillips/Warner Bros. Pictures

Federal authorities have identified the gunman who opened fire at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises as 24-year old James Holmes, NBC News has confirmed.

Twelve people have been reported dead and at least 38 were injured after Holmes allegedly stormed a midnight screening of the film at a mall in the Denver suburb of Aurora, set off a smoke bomb, and went on a shooting rampage.

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Earlier reports state that the gunman had been wearing a bulletproof vest and carried a rifle, handgun and knife. Another gun was purportedly recovered at the theater.

Ten were killed at the scene, and the rest died at local hospitals, according to local police

Meanwhile, Warner Bros., the studio behind the movie, is scrambling in the wake of the tragedy and has canceled the film's Paris premiere.

The premiere was set to have taken place Friday night and include director Christopher Nolan as well as stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman.

The studio has also reportedly canceled all media interviews and promotional appearances with the cast as the film heads into its highly anticipated opening weekend.

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