BREAKING: 14 killed, 50 wounded at Aurora movie theater
AURORA — Fourteen people were killed and about 50 were injured early Friday when shots rang out at an Aurora movie theater during a premiere showing of the new Batman movie.
Sometime after 1 a.m., police received reports of gunshots at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center.
No confirmed information is available on how many people were injured and whether there were any fatalities.
Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles were outside the mall, where the theater was showing "The Dark Knight Rises." Police from all over the metro area had been called to the scene.
A witness, Bejamin Fernandez, 30, said he was watching the movie when he heard a series of explosions. He said that
people ran from the theater and there were gunshots as police shouted 'get down!" He says he saw people falling, including one young girl.
Salina Jordan, 19, was in Theater 8 and saw people hit in her theater. She said one girl was struck in cheek, others in stomach including a girl who looked to be around 9 years old.
Sounds like firecrackers until someone ran into theater #8 yelling "they're shooting out here!" then theater alarm comes on saying "murder in theater." cops come running in, tell people to run out. Some police carrying, dragging bodies. She did see police fire. Does know how many people were shooting.
Police had set up a command post near the Dillards and were interviewing hundreds of possible witnesses. Some were taken by buses to Gateway High School for questioning.
Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."
Swedish Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Williams says two people injured at the theater have arrived at the hospital in critical condition.
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Police, FBI and gang units currently on the scene.