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UPDATE: Mass shooting leaves 12 people dead

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Aurora police disarmed the trip wire and the first explosive device Saturday, in the apartment of the suspect in a movie theater shooting.

Aurora police Sergeant Cassidee Carlson says the booby trap was set up to kill the person opening the door. Sergeant Carlson says, "This is some serious stuff that our team is dealing with."

Carlson says there are more devices that need to be disarmed. Authorities are reassessing the scene.

She says it's still possible that the team has to detonate the explosives, which could cause a loud boom and fire, but people will be told about it.

The suspect, James Holmes, lives in the third-floor apartment.

FBI agents and police discovered his apartment was booby trapped when they used a camera at the end of a 12-foot pole to look inside.

Photos of Holmes' apartment appeared to show trip wires and jars full of ammunition. Aurora's police chief says he's never seen anything like it.

Police say the massacre killed 12 people, and injured 58. Eight makes were killed and four females. The youngest victim was just 6 years old. President Obama will travel to Colorado Sunday to meet with the victims and their families.

Authorities say the scene was chaos overnight. They say Holmes started firing into the crowded theater during a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie.

Holmes is expected to appear in court Monday.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Police are moving cautiously as they will prepare Saturday, to enter the booby-trapped apartment of the suspect in the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre.

Police say the massacre killed 12 people, and injured 58.

Firefighters are monitoring the suspect's apartment for gases, in an effort to determine what chemicals they say 24-year-old James Holmes might have used to booby trap the place, in case the materials go off.

Police evacuated the building and surrounding residences after arresting Holmes as the suspect in a mass shooting Friday, at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

FBI agents and police discovered his apartment was booby-trapped when they used a camera at the end of a 12-foot pole to look inside.  

Photos of Holmes' apartment appeared to show trip wires and jars full of ammunition. Aurora's police chief says he's never seen anything like it.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Police say 12 people are dead after a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater.

During a press conference just after 8:00 p.m. Friday, officials say a total of 70 people were injured. The suspect, 24-year-old James Holmes is in custody.

Aurora police are meeting with the families of victims Friday night. The 10 bodies of those killed in the theater were taken in the afternoon. Two other people died later from their injuries, bringing the death toll up to twelve.

Authorities say the scene was chaos overnight. They say Holmes started firing during a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie. In addition to those dead, 11 people are in critical condition.

Police officials say Holmes bought four guns in the past 60 days and thousands of rounds of ammunition online. Police Chief Dan Oates says the shooting not only affected those inside and their loved ones, but it also took a toll on his officers.

"Our cops went through a lot, as I told you this morning, they rushed people out into police cars...I've heard compelling stories," Oates said to reporters during the evening press conference.

Authorities say the suspected shooter is a student at the University of Colorado in Denver. He has been enrolled in a PHD program for neuroscience, but school officials say he was in the process of dropping out.

A source tells CNN the suspect dyed his hair red and told police he was the joker. Holmes told authorities he booby-trapped his Aurora apartment. Officials are monitoring the building. Police photos show the apartment has trip wires, jars full of ammunition and liquids inside. Nearby residents have been evacuated.

Holmes is scheduled to be in court Monday morning. Aurora officials say they will hold a prayer vigil in town Sunday.

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AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- Police say 71 people were shot in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater early Friday during midnight shows of the new Batman movie.

Officials say 12 people were killed. Ten of them died in the theater, while two died at area hospitals.

Another 59 adults and children were wounded.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says there were four showings of the movie at the time and all were sold out. He did not know how many people that amounts to, but says police have interviews around 200 witnesses.

Oates says investigators are confident the gunman acted alone.

Police arrested 24-year-old James Holmes, whose apartment four miles away is booby trapped.

Oates says Holmes wore body armor, used an assault rifle, a shotgun and a Glock handgun.

Officials say Holmes' car was parked in back of the theater.

Aurora police will hold another press conference Friday night at 8:00 p.m. Watch it live on www.wkow.com/live.

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