A 12-year-old kid is believed to be the youngest victim who was fatally shot during the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ theater massacre that occurred in the early morning of July 20. The tragic incident left a reported 71 people shot, 12 of whom died.
James Holmes, 24, the suspected gunman, opened fire to a packed theater in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. 12 people have been confirmed dead, the youngest of whom was 12 years old.
The frightening incident took place shortly after the movie started. Witnesses saw a man kick open an emergency exit door, and then release some sort of gas bomb before opening fire in the movie theater.
His rounds of ammunition wounded 58 people, and killed an additional 12. A three-month-old baby is believed to be one of the injured, and a 12-year-old is reportedly the youngest victim who was killed during the deadly massacre.
We are grieving this horrific tragedy, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
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— Christina Stiehl
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