Aurora

3:54pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Aurora Theater Shootings

'Dark Knight' Events Canceled, Theaters Add Guards

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 4:56 pm

Workers dismantle an installation that was set up for the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Paris. It had been scheduled for Friday night but was canceled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film.
Jacques Brinon AP

In the aftermath of the mass shooting in a Colorado theater, the hoopla surrounding a blockbuster movie opening was toned down, and theaters around the country began beefing up security.

Warner Bros., the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises, canceled Friday night's red-carpet premiere in Paris. It also called off a press conference with the director and the stars.

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3:45pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Woman Who Escaped Shooting In Canada, Dies In Aurora Shooting

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 7:56 am

This undated family photo courtesy of KSAT television in San Antonio, Texas shows Jessica Ghawi.
AFP/Getty Images

By just minutes, Jessica Ghawi escaped a mass shooting in Toronto, last month. She chronicled the experience on her blog.

She wrote that at 6:20 p.m., she bought a burger but instead of sitting down to eat it at the Eaton Centre food court, she went outside to get some fresh air.

"The gunshots rung out at 6:23," she wrote. "Had I not gone outside, I would've been in the midst of gunfire."

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2:31pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

A Litany Of Victims: Dispatch Tapes Reveal Chaos, Bloodshed Of Mass Shooting

Originally published on Sat July 21, 2012 7:45 am

Calls to police started coming in at about 12:30 a.m. from a theater in Aurora, Colo., showing "The Dark Knight Rises."
Karl Gehring The Denver Post via AP

It's hard to listen to the 16-minutes of audio coming from the Aurora Police dispatch. It begins with the first reports of a shooting at a movie complex.

At about two minutes into the recording, you hear reports that "someone is spraying gas." Then as police begin arriving at the scene, they start asking dispatch to send more officers, to send more ambulances.

"I got people running out of the theater that are shot," one officer says.

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1:16pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: Colorado Massacre Stir Emotions

Two-Way readers were immediately struck by a sense that the victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting could have been anyone, as well as shock that something as simple and fun as going to a movie could turn violent without warning:

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1:10pm

Fri July 20, 2012
The Aurora Theater Shootings

Red Cross Deploys Mental Health Workers In Response To Colorado Shooting

A screen capture from the Mile High Chapter of the Red Cross Facebook page.
Red Cross Facebook/Red Cross

The Red Cross has deployed mental health workers in response to the shooting this morning at the Century 16 theaters in Aurora.  

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