by Isi Esene
At least 14 people are dead and over 50 wounded in a shooting this morning at the screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.
The man suspected to have done the shooting have been taken into custody by police authorities. He was said to have been heavily armed and was wearing a bullet-proof vest. He was held at the theater car-pack according to police spokesman, Frank Fania.
The suspects identity has not been made public and his motive for the shooting has not been immediately verified.
Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital, said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery. All of the wounded suffered from gunshot wounds, which ranged from minor to critical, she said.
“They’re arriving by police, by ambulance. Some are walking in,” she said.
The shooting incident occurred during the showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century Aurora 16 theater, police and witnesses said.