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Scenes From the Aftermath of Colorado’s ‘Batman’ Shootings (Photos)

Scenes from the aftermath of the mass killings at the midnight show of ‘Dark Knight Rises.’

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From the scene at the Aurora movie theater to the vigils across the community, a look at the response to the shocking mass killing at the midnight Dark Knight Rises show.

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Police are pictured outside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado where 14 people were killed in a shooting. 

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An Aurora Police officer talks on his radio outside of Aurora Mall, the scene of the shooting.

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Family and friends wait outside Gateway High School where witnesses were brought for questioning.

 

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The Century 16 movie theatre is seen where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. 

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A SWAT team officer stands watch near an apartment house where the suspect resides.

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Jacob Stevens, 18, hugs his mother Tammi Stevens after being interview by police outside Gateway High School.

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Eyewitness Chandler Brannon, 25, sits outside Gateway High School after being brought in for questioning.

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12 people were killed and at least 50 injured when a gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into the crowded movie theater. The audience had been watching an early-morning screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."

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Tom Sullivan, center, embraces family members outside Gateway High School where he has been searching franticly for his son Alex Sullivan who celebrated his 27th birthday by going to see "The Dark Knight Rises."

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Police use a video camera to look inside the suspect's apartment.

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Officers load bags of evidence into a car outside the Century 16 theater where the shooting took place. 

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US President Barack Obama speaks on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado at what was scheduled originally as a campaign event in Fort Myers, Florida. "Such violence, such evil, is senseless. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the live of another, we do know what makes life worth living," he told a somber crowd in Florida. 

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Obama supporters bow their heads during a moment of silence for the victims of the Aurora shooting.

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Police search what is believed to be James Holmes’s car.

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Blood-stained footprints mark the escape route of movie-goers who fled the Century 16 movie theatre after James Holmes allegedly went on a shooting rampage during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

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Yellow evidence markers dot the sidewalk around the movie theater. Police found a gas mask after witnesses said the shooter threw gas canisters at the crowd before opening fire.

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A police officer stands guard at the home of Robert and Arlene Holmes in San Diego, Calif. When media contacted their home in the aftermath of the shooting, Arlene told reporters, “You have the right person.”

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Mourners gather at a vigil near the theater for the 12 fatalities.

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A makeshift memorial popped up near the Century 16 theater. A woman lights candles for the victims.

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Mourners pray in the aftermath of the shooting.

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A woman looks at a makeshift memorial after a candlelight vigil celebrated the lives of those who died on Friday.

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The flags around the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., were lowered to half-staff early Saturday morning.

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Teenagers bring flowers to the memorial for the victims of the shooting.

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Passersby stop to take in a sign that reads “7/20 Gone Not Forgotten.”

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Gary Ford and members of the Southeast Christian Church pray across the street from the Century 16 movie theater. Ford worked with one of the victims, Alex Sullivan, and also knows many of the members of the military who were killed and injured in the attack.

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A photograph of shooting victim Alex Sullivan and his wife, Cassie, is displayed at the memorial near the movie theater.

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A police officer helps a woman carry her belongings from her home near the apartment of the alleged gunman. Residents had to evacuate after Holmes made statements that he had booby-trapped his apartment.

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A young boy sits on the fire escape outside his apartment to escape the heat. Law enforcement had to cut off the power to the area—and therefore the air conditioning—as they prepared to enter the suspect’s home.

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Clad in body armor and helmets, public safety officials prepare to launch a “water shot” into the suspect’s apartment to disrupt any explosive devices.

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Friends and family of shooting victim AJ Boik gather for a memorial service at Gateway High School on July 21.

 

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FBI agents investigate the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes.

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Greg Zanis places four of the twelve crosses he made for a makeshift memorial to the victims. Zanis made these crosses as fast as possible and drove all night across the country to put them up across the street from the theater. Zanis also made the twelve white crosses that were placed near Columbine High School after the shooting in 1999.

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A prayer vigil for the victims of the shooting is held at the Aurora Municipal Center July 22.

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Family members react as the names of the 12 victims are read aloud during the vigial at the Aurora Municipal Center.

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Mourners create a memorial at the foundtain of the Aurora Municipal Center after the prayer vigil.

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A memorial for the victims held across the street from the Century 16 movie theater on July 22.

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Barack Obama hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped keep her friend, Allie Young, left, alive after she was shot.

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Members of the Adams County Sheriff's Dept. Hazardous Devices Unit search the Campus Services building at the University of Colorado-Denver's Anschutz Medical Campus on July 23, after two suspicious packages were found on the campus. Holmes, the alleged shooter, is a former student.

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People pray during a memorial service outside the Aurora Municipal Center on July 22.

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Accused movie theater shooter James Holmes makes his first court appearance in Centennial, Colorado on July 23.