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UPDATE: New details about Colorado mass shooting suspect

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- The suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater dropped out of medical school last month.

A spokesperson for the University of Colorado School of Medicine says 24-year-old James Holmes was a student until last month. Officials did not know when he started school or why he withdrew.

Holmes is accused of killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more when he fired into a crowded movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. He was wearing a gas mask and set off an unknown gas in the theater.

Holmes is in police custody, and the FBI says there is no indication the attack is tied to any terrorist groups.

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Federal law enforcement officials say the suspect in Friday's deadly shooting in Aurora, Colorado is James Holmes, a 24-year-old white American.

Officials believe Holmes killed a dozen people and injured dozens more when he fired into a crowded movie theater in the Denver suburb. He was wearing a gas mask and set off an unknown gas in the theater.

The Defense Department says Holmes never served in the Army.

Holmes is in police custody, and the FBI says there is no indication the incident is tied to any terrorist groups.

Stay with www.wkow.com for more on this developing story.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Authorities say at least 12 people are killed and at least 38 others injured, after a shooting took place during a midnight screening of the movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."

In a press conference, an area hospital official says they treated in a 3-month-old victim from the shooting. Hospital officials say, that 3-month-old was released and sent home this morning.

Aurora Police confirm to ABC News that James Holmes, 24 of North Aurora was arrested at the scene, wearing a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet.

Witnesses said Holmes crashed into the movie theater from an emergency exit door at the front of the auditorium, setting off a smoke bomb and shooting off dozens of rounds from multiple firearms, police told ABC News.

The suspect was caught by police in the parking lot of Century 16 Movie theaters, shortly after police received dozens of 911 calls starting at about 12:39 a.m.

ABC News reports police evacuated the suspect's North Aurora apartment complex and searched the buildings, after he told police he had explosives stored.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Aurora, Colorado authorities have identified the suspect accused of opening fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 38 others, during a midnight screening of the movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."

Aurora Police confirm to ABC News that James Holmes, 24 of North Aurora was arrested at the scene, wearing a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet.

Witnesses said Holmes crashed into the movie theater from an emergency exit door at the front of the auditorium, setting off a smoke bomb and shooting off dozens of rounds from multiple firearms, police told ABC News.

The suspect was caught by police in the parking lot of Century 16 Movie theaters, shortly after police received dozens of 911 calls starting at about 12:39 a.m.

ABC News reports police evacuated the suspect's North Aurora apartment complex and searched the buildings, after he told police he had explosives stored.

Witnesses tell ABC News, the man stalked the aisles of the theater as panicked movie-watchers in the packed theater tried to escape.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Authorities say at least 12 people have been killed, and at least 50 people are injured, when a gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver movie theater.

Some of the people being treated are children. KUSA-TV reports one of them is a 3-month-old.

The gunman was arrested. He stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd at a mall in Aurora.

Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania told ABC's "Good Morning America" that the suspect is a man in his early 20's.

Fania says some of the injuries might have been caused by other things such as shrapnel.

KUSA-TV reports that some victims are being treated for chemical exposure apparently related to canisters thrown by the gunman.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Aurora police now say at least 50 people have been injured after a shooting at the Century 16 Movie Theater in Aurora. At least 14 people are confirmed dead. Aurora's police chief says, the suspected lone gunman is in custody. He was arrested outside the theater with a rifle, a handgun, and gas mask.

Police say, prior to the shooting the suspected gunman released a canister filled with gas inside the movie theater. The shooting happened during a showing of "The Dark Night Rises."

Police say, the scene is now secure. They are talking with witnesses.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) --  Police say up to 20 people have been injured and at least 10 people have been killed after a shooting in a movie theater near Denver. Aurora, Colorado police say there are fatalities but they don't know how many.

Police dispatchers say, calls about the shooting started coming in about 12:30 a.m. Friday from a mall theater that was showing the newest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."

Police say one person has been arrested. However, no other details about the shooter are known, at this point. Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."

Swedish Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Williams says two of the injured have arrived at her hospital in critical condition, and they hospital has been told there could be several more.

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