Controversial Shooting in Colorado

James Holmes (Batman Shootings, Aurora, Colo.)

James Eagan Holmes born Dec,13,1987. on July 20, 2012 a mass shooting occurred in side century movie theater in Aurora Colorado during the midnight screening of the Dark Night Rises. The gunman dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into audience with multiple firearms killing 12 people and injuring 70. On may 22, 2012 he purchased a Glock 22 pistol six days later he bought a Remington 870 Express tactical shotgun and on June 7 after failing his oral exam he bought a Smith & Wesson M&P15 He also bought 3000 rounds of ammunition for the Glock 22's and M&P15 and 350 shells for the shotgun.

Why did James Holmes do it? ABC News

many people are say he did it because he was crazy and wanted to be the real joker. Some people say he did it because of the gun laws in colorado


people were asking victims families how they were going to spend the relief money people were sent money to re-leave themselves​
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Work Cited

"Aurora, Colorado Shooting News, Photos and Videos - ABC News." Web. May 7, 2015

"Mass Shooting at Batman Premiere in Colorado - NewsComAu." Web. May 7, 2015