The death toll in the overnight theater massacre in the Denver area is being reduced to 12.
The "Denver Post" reports ten people died on the scene in the suburb of Aurora and two other died at area hospitals. The gunman has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. He is in police custody.
The theater was packed with people for a midnight showing of the new "Batman" movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Witnesses say the victims appeared to have been shot at random, and many of them are children. Dozens of injured theater-goers have been taken to area hospitals.