10 cinema-goers are reported to have been killed and local police have said up to 30 more are injured at a cinema in the Colorado city of Aurora during a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
Local media also report that two gunmen, believed to have been wearing gas masks, went on the rampage. Further reports confirmed that a blast went off at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora. Many children are feared among the casualties. Fox News has reported that a baby was shot at close range.
This amateur footage shows the moment Police arrived at the cinema. You can see the cinema in the distance and the bright lights. A second device may have been located in the parking lot of the theatre, according to police radio.
Police said they were hunting an Indian male and have began a manhunt at a local mall.
Written and Presented by Ann Salter