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What happened at the batman movie premire?
And who is james whatever his name is? im so confused! what happened?
- SunnPanLv 59 years agoFavorite Answer
It was in Colorado at a Century 16 Movie Theater. The Dark Knight Rises was playing around Midnight. The audience consists of both male and female infants, children, teenagers, adults, and elderly. 15 minutes into the movie a man with a gun, face mask, black hoodie, and helmet appears in the exit door. Everyone thinks he's a theatrical character and continues to watch the movie without panicking. He throws some kind of gas inside the movie theater. People still think it's just part of the premiere. Then, he raises his gun to the air and shoots. That's when people start to panick. They scream, cry, duck trying not to get shot. He then starts to shoot recklessly all around not caring who or what he had hit. The gas makes it difficult to breathe. He then starts to walk up and down the isles shooting people in the rows. Others in nearby theaters think the noises are coming from the movie but soon they realize it's not. After a long, long, long minute the police arrive ordering everyone out of the movie theater. End result: 50 wounded. At least 12 dead.
The gunman was James Holmes. He is 24 working on a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Colorado. He is from San Diego, California and is a graduate from UC San Diego. Classmates, Roomates, Teammates (He used to run Cross-Country) considered him to be a quiet, innovative, very smart guy with some friends but for the most part liked to stick to himself. They did not imagine him as someone who would shoot somebody else. He had an obsession for Batman and Guitar Hero. He would wear batman pajamas and underwear and would listen to the same song in Guitar Hero over and over again. He did not have much of a social life and mostly was in his room studying or playing video games. His family back in San Diego requested for their privacy from the police and reporters and said that their hearts and highest hopes go out to the families who had lost others during this event but request their privacy in this difficult time. However his mother, was not at all surprised and even told Good Morning America that "you have the right guy."
Policemen searched his car and apartment which appeared to have many dangerous booby traps and a lot of different weapons and explosives. His motive is not yet known. He was obsessed with the movie and seemed to have tried to mimick whatever was happening on screen. He had died his hair redish-orange and told the policemen that he was "The Joker" one of the villains in batman. He planned the crime carefully. Maybe he did it for the thrill, or to become famous, or to scare others, or to make a reappearance of "The Joker" who did not appear in the film. He could have had mental disabilities, or have had an abusive childhood, or wanted to feel proud about doing something smart since a PhD might not have been enough for him. The FBI are still investigating what drove him to commit this horrible crime.
- Anonymous5 years ago
A lot of people have become very concerned about this ontop of what all happened, espesualy gun owners. However, if they make a move to take gun rights away, I guarentee you millions of people will step up and revolt. There's no way they can take guns out of every family in america. They can try but they will probably get shot. So there's no way that will happen. The only thing that could happen is they increase gun buying security such as creating a time span you can buy guns. Besides, at shootings, gun rights questions are raised but over time they are "shot" down by media and protesters. @steve: I live in South Carolina where we have the most rednecks in all of America and i can guarentee you that they are no threat. If they buy an assult rifle they aren't going to go kill people with them nor hunt. they will just go out and shoot. A lot of people just go out and shoot.
- MalonLv 69 years ago
A horrific tragedy. Here's some info about it:
- Anonymous9 years ago
I don't know but I'll tell you this for free, Batman dies in the new movie.
- 9 years ago
Joker crashed it and killed 12 people and injured 56
- FullLv 79 years ago
Some muslim shot up a movie theater, but he wasnt a terrorist, they say.
- JessicaLv 49 years ago