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Real News From The Blaze' Discusses the Tragedy in Aurora, Colorado

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The country awoke this morning in horror to learn of the massacare that took place at a Colorado movie theater during the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." To recap what has been confirmed:

  • 12 people were killed and over 70 shot, including a 12-month and 6-year-old, by 24-year-old suspect James Holmes at an Aurora movie theater midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."
  • Holmes allegedly entered the Denver suburb theater from a back door about 30 minutes into the film, hurling gas canisters into the crowd before opening fire. Holmes was dressed in all black, wearing a "ballistic helmet," a buller proof vest, a gas mask and protective gloves.
  • Holmes was arrested near a car behind the theater, where he was found with a gas mask and an assault rifle, shotgun and two pistols
  • Police believe the shooter acted alone and is not part of a terrorist group.
  • Holmes was a neuroscience doctoral student at the University of Colorado-Denver, until recently dropping out.

There have been some unconfirmed reports that the gunman had painted his hair red or orange, and called himself the Joker. An official who spoke with the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity said police found jars of chemicals in Holmes' booby-trapped apartment with wires nearby.

The attack is one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.

Law enforcement expert Tim Dimoff joined "Real News" at the top of the show to discuss what security improvements can be implemented moving forward after this horrible tragedy:

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