James Holmes is reportedly a 24-year-old white American male, the Associated Press reported on Friday morning. The young man opened fire around 12:30 a.m. MDT Friday morning at the Century Aurora 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
Law enforcement officers told ABC News that Holmes was dressed in all black and wearing a bulletproof vest and gas mask.
Twitter takes a moment of silence after colorado shooting
The #theatershooting has our twitter family in a frenzy. Collectively our hearts go out to those who life was cut too short. Here is what is being said around the world:
- My condolences and prayers go out to the victims and families in The #theatershooting .#ColdWorld via @wakaflockaBSM
- “We may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize their fellow human beings like this.” – via @BarackObama #theatershooting
- Aurora is 13yrs and 13 miles from Columbine! Since the 60s over 500,000 ppl have bn killed by guns in the US we have no right 2 b schocked! via @realdlhughley
- Thoughts and prayers with Colorado! Life can never be so bad that you feel the need to take away other innocent lives! via @davidnail
- Prayers to Colorado and the victims at the theater. Guns should be banned or at least laws be MUCH stricter. It’s unfair to the innocent. via tjjackson
- Our thoughts & prayers are with the victims and families of the #theatershooting in Colorado via @flyleafmusic
- The youngest patient from #theatershooting was only 3 months old. via @morganfreeman
- what devastating news to wake up to. my heart is with everyone involved in the Aurora #theatershooting. what the world needs now is… via @johnstamos