As the credits rolled on The Dark Knight Rises in the movie theater I was in in San Francisco, I went to Twitter to post my initial reaction to the movie when I saw this headline from a BBC News Report: Batman US cinema shooting: Fourteen dead in Denver
I clicked through to find out what was being reported: 38 people injured, 12 dead as a man in a gas mask entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, ignited a smoke bomb and began shooting at movie-goers. You can read the full report at the BBC and now CNN and The New York Times. The news outlets are reporting that police have a suspect, but with this just occurring, who knows what’s accurate at this point. We’ll do our best to keep you posted.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this heinous crime and their loved ones.
This is not how we would have liked to be talking about The Dark Knight Rises on opening day.