Aurora shooting http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22467/all en Mass shooting at Colorado Batman premiere: Suspect named as local man James Holmes (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/mass-shooting-at-batman-premiere-14-dead-50-woun A deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater showing of the latest Batman movie has killed at least 12 people and injured 50 more. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/mass-shooting-at-batman-premiere-14-dead-50-woun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:23:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5712680 at http://www.globalpost.com Batman premiere shooting in Colorado: eyewitness account http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/eyewitness-account-batman-premiere-shooting-colo Local residents Quentin Caldwell and Sharon Segura described to GlobalPost a brutally chaotic scene at a theater in the Denver suburbs where a gunman killed 12 and wounded 40 at the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Night Rises.”<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/eyewitness-account-batman-premiere-shooting-colo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:46:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5712690 at http://www.globalpost.com Batman shooting: 12 killed at 'Dark Knight Rises' movie in Colorado http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/batman-shooting-12-killed-at-dark-knight-rises-m <!--paging_filter--><p>DENVER, Colorado -&nbsp;A masked gunman killed 12 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.</p> <p>About fifty others including children were wounded in the attack on the showing of &quot;The Dark Knight Rises&quot; in a mall in the Aurora suburb, some of whom were treated for the effects of tear gas, hospital officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/batman-shooting-12-killed-at-dark-knight-rises-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:29:00 +0000 Reuters 5712695 at http://www.globalpost.com Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes in custody http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/aurora-shooting-suspect-custody <!--paging_filter--><p>DENVER, Colorado - A masked gunman killed 12 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.</p> <p>About fifty others including children were wounded in the attack on the showing of &quot;The Dark Knight Rises&quot; in a mall in the Aurora suburb, some of whom were treated for the effects of tear gas, hospital officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/aurora-shooting-suspect-custody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:38:00 +0000 Reuters 5712696 at http://www.globalpost.com James Holmes calls himself "the Joker;" not cooperating with Aurora police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/james-holmes-identified-possible-batman-shooter Investigators believe the shooter — armed with a shotgun, rifle and two handguns — was wearing a gas mask and set off a gas canister before opening fire in the theater.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/james-holmes-identified-possible-batman-shooter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:44:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5712698 at http://www.globalpost.com Paris cancels Batman premiere over Colorado shootings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120720/paris-cancels-batman-premiere-over-colorado-shootings Paris cancels its high-profile "Dark Knight Rises" premiere in response to the shooting rampage at a US theater showing the film. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120720/paris-cancels-batman-premiere-over-colorado-shootings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting France United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:07:00 +0000 Kristin Deasy 5712700 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado theater shooting: Where does Obama stand on gun control? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/colorado-theater-shooting-where-does-obama-stand "The president believes we need to take common-sense measures that protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans while ensuring that those who should not have guns under existing laws do not get them," said the White House.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/colorado-theater-shooting-where-does-obama-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:43:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5712719 at http://www.globalpost.com A decade of mass murder around the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/decade-mass-murder-around-the-world Mass murders by gunmen, like the recent shooting in Colorado, have become all too common around the world. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/decade-mass-murder-around-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Aurora shooting United States Americas United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5712726 at http://www.globalpost.com PHOTOS: Aurora theater shooting caught on camera by social media users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/photos-aurora-theater-shooting-caught-camera-soc Aurora "Batman" movie theater shooting witnesses used Twitter, Reddit and Youtube to share images of the police reaction to the rampage - and the aftermath. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/photos-aurora-theater-shooting-caught-camera-soc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting Americas United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:41:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712731 at http://www.globalpost.com James Holmes photo released http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/james-holmes-photo-released Authorities have identified Holmes, 24, as the alleged gunman responsible for killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens during a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, early Friday morning.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/james-holmes-photo-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting Americas United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:19:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5712742 at http://www.globalpost.com Jessica Redfield (Ghawi), killed at Aurora theater, had narrowly escaped Toronto mall shooting last month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/jessica-redfield-ghawi-murdered-at-aurora-theate Aurora theater shooting victim Jessica Ghawi was a sportscaster, a native Texan, and an eloquent writer. And she also appears to have foreseen her own death on her blog while reflecting on the June Toronto shooting that almost cost her her life. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/jessica-redfield-ghawi-murdered-at-aurora-theate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting Americas United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712749 at http://www.globalpost.com Aurora shooting: Was state law a factor? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/what-it-about-colorado What is it about Colorado? It's hard to say precisely how state laws, rather than other factors — federal gun regulations not least among them — contribute to violent crime.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/what-it-about-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:23:00 +0000 Lizzy Tomei 5712754 at http://www.globalpost.com Being James Holmes: several Holmes falsely identified as shooter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/being-james-holmes-several-holmes-falsely-identified-shoo Following this morning's Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting, there was a mad dash on the internet to find out who is James Holmes?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/being-james-holmes-several-holmes-falsely-identified-shoo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting Weird Wide Web Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:23:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5712804 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado shooting: Mitt Romney calls for unity as 'father, grandfather' (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/colorado-shooting-mitt-romney-calls-unity-father Mitt Romney joined President Barack Obama on Friday in putting politics aside to focus on the mass shooting in Colorado.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/colorado-shooting-mitt-romney-calls-unity-father" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:42:56 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5712813 at http://www.globalpost.com Louie Gohmert: Aurora shooting caused by attacks on Christian-Judeo beliefs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/louie-gohmert-aurora-shooting-attack-christian-j Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert says the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater is the result of "ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120720/louie-gohmert-aurora-shooting-attack-christian-j" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aurora shooting United States Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:47:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5712825 at http://www.globalpost.com