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Horrific: 14 dead, 50 injured after Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting; witnesses tweet; Update: Death toll revised to 12; suspect is James Holmes, 24; suspects' home booby-trapped

Update:

The number of victims has reportedly been revised downward.

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Scroll to the end for more updates.

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Fourteen Twelve people are dead and 50 more sustained injuries when a masked gunman opened fire during the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century 16 Movie Theaters in Aurora, Colo.

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You can follow the latest news using the Twitter hashtags #theatershooting, #aurorashooting, #coloradoshooting and #CoShooting.

Despite initial reports of more than one gunman, police believe just one shooter carried out the attack.

A 24-year-old suspect is in custody.

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More on this nightmarish scene in Colorado:

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Police confirm that no explosives were found in the suspect’s vehicle.

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Earlier reports of a national security threat appear to be false.

Tweets from moviegoers who witnessed the massacre and its aftermath:

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San Antonio reporter Natalie Tejeda identified her friend Jessica Ghawi as one of the victims.

President Obama was notified of the shooting early this morning.

He has released a statement.

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Twitchy will monitor this news and update as we receive more information.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.

Update:

The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes.

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Update, 8:30 a.m. EDT:

Police confirm one of the witness’ fears: a pregnant woman was among the victims.

She was shot in the chest and her condition is unknown at this time.

More on the investigation:

https://twitter.com/passantino/status/226287551990878208

Update: Warner Brothers has released its statement on the tragedy:

Mitt Romney has also released a statement, via his website:

“Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado and injured dozens more. We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief. We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice.”

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she’s saddened by the shooting and offers her support to the investigation:

I am deeply saddened by the terrible shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies continue to respond to this horrific event, and I have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide any support necessary in the ongoing investigation.

We are committed to bringing those responsible to justice. Our hearts and prayers go out to anyone impacted by this tragedy, especially the family and friends of those killed or injured.

Update, 10:32 a.m. EDT:

The Denver Post tweeted out a picture of Alex Sullivan, 27, whose father can’t get a hold of him:


Update, 10:52 a.m. EDT:

Obama addressed the nation regarding the shooting:

Update: 11:00 a.m. EDT:

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Update: 11:31 a.m. EDT:

Update: 11:43 a.m. EDT:

Around noon EDT, a photo of the suspect was released:

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