Update: Families to Be Notified in Movie Theater Shooting
POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 8:21pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 8:23pm
AURORA, Colo. - Twelve people are dead and 58 wounded following a mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater, police investigator Trevor Materasso told CNN by telephone Friday night.
The toll given earlier by Police Chief Dan Oates during a press conference Friday night was incorrect, authorities said.
Oates told reporters that all the bodies were removed from the movie theater, and authorities expected to have a complete list of casualties by 10 p.m. Friday night and will begin the process of notifying families.
Christopher Nolan, the director of "The Dark Knight Rises," condemned Friday's shooting at a screening of the film as "savage" and "appalling."
"The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me," the director said in a statement on behalf of the cast and crew of the film.
"Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.