Theater Shooting

Jul 20, 2012 6:51 AM by Summer Yu

UPDATE: youngest victim of theater shooting only 6 years old

The youngest victim of a shooting at an Aurora movie theater was a 6 year old child, according to NBC News. We're hearing reports that the child is only injured, and not among the deceased.

The mass shooting that killed 15 and injured 50 others took place at Century 16 theatre at a midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises. Authorities say at least 100 FBI agents are working with local police on the investigation. According to NBC News, the FBI is treating this as an "active shooter investigation", and do not believe it is connected to terrorism.

Authorities say they found the shooter at the back of the theatre with a gas mask, a rifle, and a handgun. Another weapon was found later in the suspect's car. They say there is no reason to believe anyone else was involved. That suspect is in custody.

Authorities say a SWAT team was also deployed to a nearby apartment complex, where the suspect may reside. They say police evacuated the entire building after the suspect alluded to explosives at the residence.

President Obama has been notified of the incident by the director of Homeland Security.

A thorough press briefing will give us more information at 11 AM this morning. Stay with News 5 for continuous coverage.


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