At least 10 moviegoers had been killed and 39 injured at a cinema in the Colorado city of Aurora in the Denver suburbs. They had been attending a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
The theater was packed with a lot of people, a lot of of them young fans, at the time the shooting began, 9news reports. The violence erupted some 15 minutes after the film began, witnesses mentioned.
Some say that when they first heard the shooting, they thought it was some new variety of special effect.
Local media reports that two gunmen were involved in the rampage ( via rt.com ).