NBC reports that 12 people were killed and
at least 50 59 were wounded at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie “Dark Knight” in Aurora, Colorado. A suspect identified as 24-year-old James Holmes was arrested in the shopping center’s parking lot and he reportedly told police that both his car and his apartment were booby-trapped with explosives. Holmes is originally from San Diego a local police spokesperson said he he graduated from a local high school; he also lived in Riverside, California. Holmes was in Colorado attending college.
UPDATE 11:19PST: Police now say 71 people were shot by one gunman, worst in US history.
President Obama spoke briefly at a rally in Florida but suspended his campaign comments saying there are other days for politics. He said he was grateful that he and his wife Michelle would be able to hug their daughters tonight when others would not. Appearing on live TV, Obama led the nation in a moment of silent prayer for the victims of the movie massacre and other violence that happens without publicity.