Gunman kills 12 in Colorado movie theater
- NEW: Federal sources identify shooter as 24-year-old Aurora, Colorado, man James Holmes
- Police say 12 people killed and 38 were wounded in movie theater shooting
- Shooter used an “AK type” rifle and two handguns, a law enforcement official says
- The suspected gunman was taken into custody outside the theater, police say
(CNN) — A heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 38, authorities said. The theater was showing the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
One of the injured was just 3 months old, according to hospital workers.
Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN.
“He did not resist. He did not put up a fight,” Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said.
Two federal law enforcement sources involved in the investigation identified the suspect as James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, Colorado.