Colorado Shooting Update of the Day: Saturday brought inconsolable grief to families of slain theater-goers, as authorities began to identify the deceased in the shooting at an Aurora, CO movie theater. Authorities and eyewitnesses have also helped piece together an idea of how the horrific scene played out early Friday morning.
The Denver Post released an info graphic of the theater, which sheds light on alleged gunman James Holmes’ path of destruction. The Post also compiled an image of the type of armor and weapons Holmes is reported to have used in the attack.
President Barack Obama, in his weekly address, spoke about the incident and offered the support of the federal government in bringing the perpetrator to justice.
Police set off a small, controlled explosion at Holmes’ apartment, and the police department is “confident that they’ve eliminated all major threats inside the apartment.”
Christian Bale, star of The Dark Knight Rises, is the latest person associated with the film to express remorse over the incident:
Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.
The suspect, James Holmes, is locked in solitary confinement. He has exhibited irrational behavior and remains on suicide watch, while other inmates talk about wanting to kill him.
National tragedies don’t come without at least one group making outrageous claims as to who is ultimately responsible. Fred Jackson of the American Family Association wasted little time blaming the ACLU, gays and liberal churches.