"Police said the gunman had appeared at the front of the theater during the movie and released a canister which let out a hissing sound, which is believed to be tear gas. Witnesses told reporters that gunfire erupted during a shootout scene in the film.
"Jennifer Seeger, who was inside the Aurora, Colo., movie theater where a gunman opened fire early Friday, describes the scene of the shooting as 'mass chaos.'
'It was mass chaos,'
* witness Jennifer Seeger told TODAY. 'He was five feet away from me.'
The gunman shot the ceiling and then 'he threw in the gas can, and then I knew it was real,' Seeger added."
Ironic Traditio: I despearately hope that this was a practical joke on the part of the shooter; if so, I think that he's made an excellent parady of the Dark Knight series in general. When questioned, I hope that the suspect gives the only logical answer: "Why so serious?"
Christian Traditio: This is terrible. I hope that those wounded recover and are able to get past this, and I hope that the families find consolation in their grief. May the suspect find the grace of conversion and penance; may the dead rest in peace. We should keep all involved in our prayers.