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Colorado Shooting Suspect Identified

ABC News reports:
The young man who is in custody after allegedly gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting spree overnight in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as local resident James Holmes, according to federal authorities. Law enforcement officials and witnesses told ABC News Holmes wore what appeared to be a bullet-proof vest and riot-type mask as he opened fire in a movie theater with three weapons at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." In addition to the 12 deaths, at least 50 people were injured, according to police. Local news reports showed aerial video of police cautiously searching Holmes' apartment, some five miles from the Century Aurora 16 theater, as the suspect reportedly told police he had explosives inside.
CNN is reporting that Holmes, 24, was carrying a shotgun, an AK type weapon, and two handguns. Holmes reportedly has no local criminal record, or at least none has yet been revealed. Authorities says they do not yet suspect a terrorism angle to the shooting. The FBI has over 100 agents on the scene at this writing.

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