How sick can a society become!
According to Police Chief Dan Oates, the gunman stood at the front of the screen in one of the theaters and opened fire. Witnesses also said the shooter “released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged.”
Once the shooting started, and the movie patrons realized the attack was real and not part of the movie, they began to flee. The film continued to play on the screen as bloodied customers took refuge outside. According to witnesses on the scene, some of the bullets also went through the walls of an adjacent theater, injuring patrons there.
The suspect was arrested in the theater’s parking lot after the attack. He was dressed in black, carrying a rifle and a handgun, and wearing a bulletproof vest. His identity has not been released, and a motive for the attack is unknown.
Police also found explosives in the suspect’s North Aurora home. Authorities evacuated the building’s residents as a precautionary measure.
More than 250 police offers were called to the scene of the shooting. At this time, there is no evidence of additional shooters.
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