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At least 12 shot dead at 'Dark Knight Rises' screening in Aurora, Colorado

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As many as 12 people were killed and 50 injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo. early Friday during the showing of the latest Batman movie.

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An Aurora Police Department detective took a witness statement following a shooting Friday morning at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012.

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Police are pictured outside a Century 16 movie theater where as many as 14 people were killed and many injured at a shooting during the showing of a movie in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, 2012.

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Moviegoers were evacuated across the street as Aurora Police strung crime scene tape around the parking lots encircling the movie theater Friday morning.

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Moviegoers were evacuated across the street as Aurora Police strung crime scene tape around the parking lots encircling the movie theater Friday morning.

Karl Gehring / The Denver Post

Aurora Police responded to the Century 16 movie theater early Friday morning, July 20, 2012.

Updated at 8:15 a.m. ET: Twelve people were killed and at least 50 others wounded early Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. However, a police officer later told MSNBC TV that the death toll had been revised to 12. A three-month-old and a six-year-old girl were among those treated, according to reports. This is a breaking news story. Click here for updates.

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At least 14 people were killed early Friday when at least one gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. NBC's Matt Lauer reports.

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