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Chief Dan Oates, Aurora Police Department
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Survived CO movie shooting
Gov. John Hickenlooper
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There are few answers this morning about why a man -- who allegedly identified himself as "the Joker" -- opened fire during a screening of the new Batman sequel at a Colorado movie theater Friday, killing 12 and injuring 58 others. Rene Marsh joins us live from Aurora, Colorado with the latest.
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POLICE HAVE PUT OFF TIL TODAY ANY ATTEMPTS TO ENTER HOLMES'S APARTMENT -- ONE HE ALLEGEDLY RIGGED WITH EXPLOSIVES
It is a very vexing how to enter that apartment safely, I personally have never seen anything like what the pictures show us is in there, I see an awful lot of wires, trip wires and jars full of ammunition, jars full of liquid, some things that look like mortar rounds. We have a lot a challenges to get in there safely.
HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED FRIDAY FROM FIVE APARTMENT BUILDINGS -- INCLUDING THE ONE WHERE HOLMES LIVED
AS INVESTIGATORS PIECE TOGETHER THE EVENTS THAT UNFOLDED INSIDE THE CENTURY AURORA 16 FRIDAY -- WITNESSES AND POLICE DISPATCH RECORDINGS GIVE VOICE TO THE CHAOS
I got seven down in Theater Nine! Seven down!
I've got a child victim, I need rescue at the back door Theater Nine, now!
This popping started happening, I thought it was fireworks or firecrackers, someone playing a joke or something. Then some smoke started rising in the lower right corner of the theater.
At that moment I just remember thinking I'm not gonna die in here, me and my kids, we're not gonna die in here, I need to get them out, I need to get out
DESPITE THE TRAGEDY -- COLORADO'S GOVERNOR SAID THE COMMUNITY OF AURORA WILL RECOVER
We are clear that we are gonna rise back and lift ourselves above this.