Posted by | July 20, 2012 09:40 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Sarah Betancourt

A gunman opened fire last night in a midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,”  killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, according to police officers at the scene.

Witnesses said that the gunman kicked in an emergency exit  door and threw a smoke bomb into the theater before opening fire.

Police have identified 24-year-old James Holmes as a suspect and have him in custody.

President Obama released a statement about the tragedy from Florida, where he will spend the day campaigning.

 

 

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By: Sarah Betancourt

Sarah Betancourt is a Boston-based journalist who has written for In These Times, Open Media Boston, Spare Change News, Boston.com, the Boston Globe Environment Blog, and has had work appear in video on the National Geographic Water Currents Blog. She writes primarily about Boston politics, labor, Generation Y issues, and environmental policy.