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UPDATE: DoD says members of military injured in Colorado shooting


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Department of Defense says members of the military were injured in Friday's shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Below is the DoD's statement on the shooting incident:

 "The Department of Defense is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic incident at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colorado. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those impacted by this event. 

"One sailor was injured and one, known to have been at the theatre that evening, is currently unaccounted for. Two airmen were injured in the incident. The Navy and the Air Force are working with the families of these service members to ensure they have the care and attention they need. 

"We can also confirm that the alleged gunman in this incident, James Holmes, is not a past or current member of any branch or component of the U.S. Armed Forces."


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Pentagon says that some members of the military were either killed or injured in the Aurora, Colorado shooting at the Batman movie.

Pentagon press secretary George Little says that it's not yet clear how many military casualties there were, or specifically whether they were killed or wounded.

A Pentagon spokesman says that initial indications are that the suspect in the shootings, James Holmes, was not a member of the military.

Holmes has been taken into custody in the deadly Denver-area shooting spree that killed at least 12 people and injured dozens of others during a midnight showing of the movie Friday.

The FBI says there is no indication that the shooting is tied to any terrorist groups.

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