A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., early Friday morning at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and wounding at least 50 others.
Warner Bros., the movie studio behind Christopher Nolan's Batman film, said, "Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
Noted Chris Dodd, the chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America: "We share the shock and sadness of everyone in the motion picture community at the news of this terrible event. We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragedy."
Media reports indicate that local police apprehended a suspect, a man in his 20s named James Homes, following the attack in the parking lot behind the theater.