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U.S.: Gunman Kills 14 at Movie Premier

A gunman murdered 14 people at the showing of a Batman movie in Denver, Colorado.
First Publish: 7/20/2012, 12:58 PM

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A masked gunman attacked people at a movie premier in Denver, Colorado on Thursday night. The man sprayed gunfire at the crowd, hitting several dozen people.

Ten died at the scene, and another four have died in hospital.

Police in the suburb of Aurora, where the attack took place, say they have a suspect in custody. The man was found with a gas mask, rifle and handgun.

The suspect claimed to be in possession of a bomb, as well. Police evacuated the area to check for explosives.

Witnesses said the murderer appeared to have chosen his victims at random.