12 people dead
James Holmes is the 24 year old shooter who rushed into the theater through an exit door during the movie's gunfight scene, threw a gas bomb, and started shooting people randomly. As of right now, investigators are trying to find out this sicko's motives for committing such a horrible crime.
At his apartment, police found that his place was booby-trapped and also contained buckets of more ammunition. Law enforcement is also looking to see if Holmes has any social media accounts or blogs, working to locate any sort of premeditated manifesto he might have posted. Police are pretty sure he's a lone gunman and any sort of group terrorism link has not be identified.
I'm sure we'll learn more about Holmes as the day continues. His mother, who lives in San Diego, was contacted by law enforcement, and she knew in her gut they had the right man.
Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure this gruesome event will be politicized. And I'm also sure that the media will fill the airwaves with all kinds of stuff about James Holmes, as we all struggle to understand why. I refuse to post his pic on here. You're about to get bombarded with this evil person's image anyway.
With all of the crazy media buzzing around this story, let's not forget the people who were killed and injured in this shooting. I'm so saddened and angry right now, it's hard to type.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their family and friends.