AURORA, CO. (THECOUNT) — A shooting has occurred inside the Town Center at Aurora mall on Friday afternoon.
Officials with the Aurora police confirmed the shooting happened inside the mall around 4 p.m.
The mall is located at 14200 E Alameda Ave in Aurora, CO.
It is unknown if anyone was injured in the shooting.
It is also unknown if a suspect has been arrested, but police did say there is not an active shooter situation.
Police are asking people to avoid the south side of the mall as there’s a heavy police presence investigating the shooting, reports 9News.
Geo quick facts: Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado, spanning Arapahoe and Adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into Douglas County. Aurora is one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.
AURORA, IL. (THECOUNT) — A mass shooting has occurred Sunday morning in Aurora, Illinois, according to reports.
At least one person was killed and five others injured in a Sunday morning shooting in the 700 block of 4th Street in Aurora, according to police. Aurora is a suburb of Chicago.
The incident happened on 4th Street, said an Aurora Police Department tweet.
Aurora Police Department via Twitter:
@AuroraPoliceIL “The Aurora Police Department is currently investigating an incident in the 700 block of 5th Street that left multiple people shot and one dead.
Officers are detectives are currently on scene beginning an investigation.
More information will be released shortly.”
No other information has been provided at this time.
Geo quick facts: Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, is a city in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Located primarily in DuPage and Kane counties, it is an outer suburb of Chicago and the second most populous city in the state, and the 115th most populous city in the country – Wikipedia.
EMS and Milwaukee police are responding to shooting that took place during a funeral at the Greater Mt. Sinai Church.
The church is located near N. 60th and Custer Avenue in Milwaukee.
A witness inside the church at the time of the shooting says there was a funeral happening at the time of the shooting. Continue reading
*UPDATE* The jury could not come to a unanimous verdict on the death penalty. James Holmes will spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole. END UPDATE* In what may indicate a jury death penalty hold out, jurors in the James Holmes Aurora theater shooting trial asked to review the graphic crime scene video taken inside the theater after the shooting.
The judge agreed to let the jury watch the disturbing video, however saying they could view it only once before handing down their verdict.
The same jury convicted Holmes on July 16 of two counts of first-degree murder for each of the 12 victims in the July 20, 2012 attack. That made him eligible for the death penalty.
Who would have thunk it? Criminals are now seeking out and robbing establishments that post signs informing law abiding citizens (and crooks) “No Guns Allowed.”
Case in point, on Monday, May 19th, restaurant owners of “The Pit” in North Carolina, learned just how powerless their signage was at deterring criminals.
There’s no question that James Holmes concocted an elaborate plan to kill defenceless people at a theater and more even carnage by booby-trapping his apartment, so it was no surprise when cops revealed in pre-trial testimony that he also planned more pain by packing his car full of “follower foilers,” one of the items being these weird objects called “Road Spikes,” constructed to pop the tires of the guy behind you…
This is Karen Pearson, the lead prosecutor taking-on Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes. Pearson is pictured arriving at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 for a preliminary hearing.
Go get em girlfriend…
How much more can the folks in Aurora Colorado take? Four people dead after a standoff that included over 40 law enforcement agents, SWAT teams and hostage negotiators.
An “armed and dangerous man” was fatally shot by police on Saturday after barricading himself inside a suburban Denver home where three people were found dead, investigators said.
A fifth person inside the home was able to escape.
Officers were called to the townhouse in Aurora, Colo. around 3 a.m. after reports of shots fired, Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told the Daily News. An “armed and dangerous” man was inside the home with as many as three hostages and refused to surrender to police, she said.
After a nearly six hour standoff, officers shot and killed the suspect and discovered three bodies inside the home, police said. It was unclear how and when those victims were killed.
Streets leading to the home were closed off as police tried to seal the scene. Neighbors told local media that they smelled tear gas.
As many as 40 officers, including SWAT teams and hostage negotiators, had responded to what police called an “intense” scene.
Hostage negotiators spoke briefly on the phone with the suspect and tried to end to the standoff, Carlson said. The other adults trapped in the house were not able to “come out of their own free will,” she said.
“We are just trying to do things as safely as possible at this point,” she said.
The identity of the victims and what prompted the incident is still unclear.
Aurora, a sprawling suburb east of Denver, was the scene of a mass shooting at a movie theatre last July.
Alleged shooter James Holmes entered a midnight screening of the Batman movie and opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding about 50 others. Holmes is due back in court on Monday.
Gawker: This month was supposed to represent some sort of closure for Aurora, Colo., with the Cinemark that was the site of last summer’s mass shooting set to reopen on Jan. 17 in a ceremony attended by the town’s mayor and the state’s governor. Instead it could also be marked by tragedy: police believe a gunman there is currently holding three or four hostages in a town house.
A dozen families involved in the Colorado movie massacre will share in 70% of $5 million collected in donations after a mediator finally completed the tast of assigning the funds. The other 30% is said to go to folks who suffered physical injuries.
The families of the 12 people killed in the Aurora shooting massacre — along with several people who suffered permanent injuries in the attack — will split the majority of the $5 million in donations raised to assist the victims of the attack.
A mediator tasked with dividing the funds has announced the above-mentioned people will split 70% of the funds — roughly $200k each.
The mediator says the rest of the cash will go to people who suffered physical injuries — the more severe the injury, the more money they will receive.
Aside from the 12 people killed, 58 people were wounded in the July 20 shooting in Aurora, CO.
The mediator says … due to limited funds, none of the money will go toward people who did not require overnight hospitalization … and the cash will NOT be used to aid theater-goers who were physically unharmed, but claim they suffer from mental trauma.
As for the shooter James Holmes, he’s still in custody facing murder charges.
At this weekend’s filming of Comedy Central’s “Roast of Roseanne Barr,” you can only imagine just how far the jokes were taken!
Comedian Jeff Ross apparently stretched our imagination, and pulled such a controversial stunt at the show, Comedy Central is blocking the whole bit according to TMZ.