12 killed in shooting at Colorado movie theater

July 20, 2012 at 7:44 am in The Daily Republic

AURORA, Colo. (AP) A graduate student in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.
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