Among those killed, the youngest was a 6-year-old girl and the oldest was a 51-year-old man. The massacre took place not far from the site of the famous Columbine school massacre, which occurred about 13 years earlier.
On this day in 2012, there was a massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed and as many as 70 were injured by shooting from several types of firearms. The massacre was committed by 25-year-old James Eagan Holmes, during the screening of The Dark Knight Rises. It was a midnight screening, and the perpetrator first started watching the screening at the cinema like other spectators. After about twenty minutes, he left the hall through the emergency door, blocked it so he could return through it, and then took the previously prepared weapon from the car. He returned to the cinema and started firing at spectators from a Remington 870 shotgun, a Smith & Wesson M & P15 semi-automatic rifle and a Glock 22 pistol. In total, he fired from his weapons as many as 76 times.
James Eagan Holmes was arrested shortly after the shooting near his car. Among the 12 people killed, the youngest was a 6-year-old girl and the oldest was a 51-year-old man. It is particularly indicative that the massacre took place not far from the site of the famous 1999 Columbine School massacre, also in Colorado. Namely, both Aurora and Columbine are located in the vicinity of Denver, the capital of Colorado. Indeed, both of these places function as parts of the Denver metropolitan area.