Colorado "Dark Knight" Theater Shooting: Police and Fire Radio Traffic Reveals Chaos at Scene

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See also: Shooting at a Midnight Screening of The Dark Knight Rises Leaves 12 Dead, 50 Injured in Colorado

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James Holmes, 24, was arrested after the shooting that left at least 12 people dead.

Chilling radio traffic by police and fire fighters released on the Web reveals the chaos found by first responders at the scene of the mass shooting at a Colorado theater.

At least 12 people have died and about 50 wounded after James Holmes, a 24-year-old former medical-school student, attacked theater-goers at last night's midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora.

"We gotta have some damn gas masks for Theater 9!" one officer yells minutes after police began arriving at the scene. "We can't get in!"

Holmes had reportedly thrown smoke canisters into theater before opening fire on patrons.

"I got people running out of the theater and they're shot," yells a female officer, her voice trembling.

At about 14 minutes and 30 seconds into the first recording, police ask someone to turn off the movie, meaning it must have kept playing automatically well throughout the incident.

A Web link to recorded audio of the radio traffic was posted today by AlertPage Inc, which credits as its source. The first 90 minutes of police and fire radio traffic is captured.

Click here for the link to AlertPage's audio recordings.

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My friend, Jimmy, who is also James Holmes, is fending off a lot of friend requests from strangers because of this and he even made the Huffington Post.  His avatar is the pillow that says, "It wasn't me".


I don't understand why people would do such a thing.  It's not as though the shooter would be there to ACCEPT the friend requests so they could post whatever diatribes they wanted to post on the shooter's wall.


My heart goes out to the victims and their families.


 @shadeaux14 so does mine. It is sad that these mass murderers are allowed to do these acts. Send this douchebag to Gitmo since he is a terrorist. 


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