In what has to be the most bizarre/horrifying opening night ever for a summer blockbuster film, a midnight screening of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in Aurora, Colorado was reportedly interrupted when smoke bomb canisters were released in a shopping mall theater's auditorium. As the audience was dealing with that, shooting started and as of the most current news reports, there is a confirmed death toll of fourteen, with as many as 20-50 people injured. The shooter was reported to be wearing a gas mask when the shooting commenced, and the unidentified suspect is now in police custody. Those are the currently available basics, but check with your new source of choice for more details as the story develops.
I don't know about you, but this incident disturbs the shit out of me. Why in hell do people decide to suddenly attack what amounts to a captive group of innocent people, with at least a few outright deaths guaranteed? I'm chilled to the soul whenever I hear of this kind of thing and this particular massacre really hits home with me because of its context. That audience simply went to see the new Batman movie and have a good time, and now fourteen unsuspecting people are dead. I don't know how to process stuff like this and though I'm rather a misanthrope at times, I would never wish anything as violently senseless upon anyone.
To the victims, requiescat en pace.