Now you know the gun topic is going to be fueled with this event. They'll use this as another reason why people shouldn't carry guns.
My prayers go out to all these families.
The violent and chaotic scene erupted about 12:30 a.m. local time as the gunman stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall. Witnesses reported that the gas-mask-wearing gunman entered the theater through an emergency exit door and threw a gas canister before opening fire.
"Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire," Oates said.
The shooting occurred in Theater 9, which has a capacity of around 300 people, according to CBS station KCNC-TV in Denver. The youngest reported victim is a 3-month-old, who is said to be doing fine at University Hospital, which is treating 20 patients, including nine in critical condition. Another victim is a six-year-old being treated at Children's Hospital, where a total of six victims were taken. Their condition wasn't known. Victims were rushed to six area hospitals overall.
Benjamin Fernandez, who was also in an adjacent theater, said he saw a young girl, around 12 or 13 years old, laying on the concrete when he exited the building.
"From what I saw, she had two bullet wounds in her leg and just blood all over her stomach. Her friends were all just yelling, crying. ... We were just all pretty much in shock," he said on "CBS This Morning."