(NBC NEWS) A black-clad gunman in body armor shot 71 people at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver on Friday, killing 12 of them, in what the governor of Colorado called “the act of an apparently very deranged mind.”
Many of the 59 people who were injured were critically wounded, police said.
James Holmes, identified as the suspect in the Colorado shootings, in a photo from the University of Colorado.
The apartment of the suspect, identified as James Eagan Holmes, 24, had been booby-trapped with numerous bottles containing an unknown liquid, Aurora fire officials said. The bottles were connected to wires.
Authorities still hadn’t entered the apartment. They were examining photographs taken from outside a window to figure out how to deal with the materials.