(CNN) — A heavily armed gunman tossed tear gas into the darkness of an Aurora, Colorado movie theater Friday and then sprayed the audience with gunfire during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, killing 12 and wounding 38 others, authorities said.Police arrested a man believed to be the shooter in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN. The suspect was not immediately identified. Police said he was a man in his 20s from Aurora.”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.
Police said the gunman “appeared” in the front of the theater and threw a smoke bomb before opening fire. A federal law enforcement official told CNN the smoke bomb described by witnesses was tear gas. It was unclear how the man got into the theater, but witnesses told CNN affiliate KUSA that he came in through an emergency door. Some people in the audience thought the thick smoke and gunfire was a special effect accompanying the movie, police and witnesses said.”We just heard a pop, pop, pop, pop,” said Quentin Caldwell, who was attending the Batman showing in an adjacent theater.
This has got to be the scariest thing ever? I mean you’re dressed up as Batman watching Batman at midnight and then some crazy dude dressed as a villain starts throwing tear gas and shooting up the place. You think it’s part of the movie until you see a silhouette in front of the screen. Fucked up. Fucked up. Fucked up. We really don’t talk about shit like this on the Stool, but just had to send along our thoughts and prayers to everybody effected. Also a reminder to never take life for granted. Nothing is promised to you. Anything can happen at anytime. Appreciate the moment.
PS – This had to be directly related to Batman right? Like the guy wanted to be a villain in the movie? It wasn’t just a coincidence right?