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A map of where the Shooting took place

On Friday, July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a Century 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, killing 12 people and injuring 59 others. The sole suspect was James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later. It was this event that made the Creators of Beware The Batman put the show on a halt until 2013.