Holmes allegedly carried two pistols, a rifle, and a shotgun.
50 patrons were injured and at least 12 are dead after the attack in Aurora. Video of patrons trying to get out has been released.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said, "Holmes' apartment building in north Aurora was booby-trapped and police officers were trying to determine how to defuse it."
Take this report for what it is worth, it is picking up steam:
The gunman apparently bragged about his plans on the social media website 9gag.com...and "users of the website are saying that the person or persons running the 9gag.com website egged him on."Someone email us the 9gag thread/cache before we're believing it. The only thing we have is the screen shot below. SShots can easily be faked and that is what we'd conclude here. All attempts at search turn up: "No results found for 'TDKR SACRIFICE'."
The pic also indicates a number of tweets for the so called original image. No tweets via 9gag for "TDKR SACRIFICE" have been unearthed...and the picture shows at least 36 went out if this were in fact authentic. No way all 36 could have been retracted.
**Update - Not one of the supposed screen shots from the comments below can be found in link form. And one of the users that has a post attributed to them in the pics in no way had any even remotely ridiculous posts on 9gag prior to the Dark Knight themed one.
As to the claim: "A few weeks ago, a man by the username of 'JamesHolmes154' posted a thread on 9gag saying he was going to 'shoot up' a theater. He was clearly distressed and admitted he was suffering from PTSD. He said he was going to walk in and try to take as much lifes as possible. The whole 9gag community egged him on and give him tips on what to wear, etc. They give him tips on sharp-shooting and sent him messages on how to take as much lifes as possible. 9gag is a sick site and needs to be destroyed."
User 'JamesHolmes154' is nowhere to be found until this morning. If 'The whole 9gag community egged him on and give him tips' -- you're going to have traces everywhere and there are none.
Not buying this.
Thx to anonymous, proof of a fake. Note the Thanks to animal research...post in the WE DID IT!! photo above. That post is right here on 9GAG. Using the back button while on the site you wind up on what was myjas' actual post -- LOL I'm the Avatar. (And for further conspiracy theorists who might claim 9gag 'cleaned house?' LOL Factory had the original archived already.)
Further up at TDKR SACRIFICE, the post is attributed to 9gagFTW but they tagged it as 9gagftw (no caps) and in pink (user's real account is blue, a male sign up).
Nice work commenters.
9gag's statement: "The Colorado ‘Dark Knight’ shooting is a devastating tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. When we initially heard the rumor that one of our users may have been involved, we did an immediate and thorough search of the site and found absolutely zero evidence that any of the alleged posts ever appeared on 9GAG. Any reports otherwise are completely untrue and we ask your help in putting this incredibly insensitive hoax to rest. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and, as the investigation continues, we will certainly help in any way we can."
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