On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms. 12 people were killed and 70 others were injured, the largest number of casualties in a shooting in the United States. The sole assailant, James Eagan Holmes, was arrested in his car parked outside the cinema minutes later. It was the deadliest shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Prior to the shooting, Holmes rigged his apartment with homemade explosives, which were defused by a bomb squad one day after the shooting.
The shooting prompted an increase in security at movie theaters across the U.S. that were screening the same film, in fear of copycat crimes. The shooting also led to a spike in gun sales in Colorado, as well as political debates about gun control in the United States.
Holmes confessed to the shooting, but pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Arapahoe County prosecutors sought the death penalty for Holmes. The trial began on April 27, 2015. He was convicted of twenty-four counts of first-degree murder, 140 counts of attempted first-degree murder, and one count of possessing explosives on July 16, 2015. On August 7, 2015, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On August 26, 2015, he was given 12 life sentences, one for every person he killed, and 3,318 years for the attempted murders of those he wounded, and for rigging his apartment with explosives
Jonathan Blunk, age 26, shot once in the back (fatally) and once in the head
Alexander J. Boik, age 18, shotgunned once in the head (fatally), chest, and shoulder
Jesse Childress, age 29, shotgunned once in the torso (fatally), both legs, and right arm
Gordon Cowden, age 51, shot once in the chest
Jessica Ghawi, age 24, shot six times, four in the torso and limbs and once in the head (fatally)
John Larimer, age 27, shot twice in the chest and abdomen (both fatally)
Matt McQuinn, age 27, shot nine times, including in the chest and neck (both fatally)
Micayla Medek, age 23, shot once in the chest
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, age 6, shot four times, including in the chest (fatally), limbs, and lower right side
Alex Sullivan, age 27, shot once in the chest
Alexander C. Teves, age 24, shot once in the head
Rebecca Wingo, age 31, shot and shotgunned in the head (both fatally), shot once in the torso, and once in a limb
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