Children among wounded in CO movie theater shooting
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Some of the people who survived a movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., are being treated for gunshot wounds and some for tear gas contamination.
Witnesses tell police that the gunman released a canister of gas before opening fire at the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."
Fourteen people were killed and at least 50 injured. The suspect is in custody.
Moviegoers spoke of their terror as violence erupted. Benjamin Fernandez tells the Denver Post that as shots rang out, he saw some people run and others fall to the ground, including one young girl who was struck in the cheek. He says another girl, who appeared to be about 9 years old, was struck in the stomach.
Police say 10 people died at the theater and four at area hospitals.
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