'All I want to know is why'

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  • From inside the theater, tweets tell the story of massacre
  • Tweets of the shooting started around 1 a.m.
  • 12 dead, 58 wounded at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora
  • Tonight: Jane Velez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace and Dr. Drew go behind what caused this horrible tragedy
'All I want to know is why'

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From giddy excitement for being one of the first to screen the "The Dark Knight Rises," to stark terror, people inside the movie theater told the story of when a gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado. Below are a sampling of tweets:

9:31 PM: @ZachEtake38: Everyone's dressing up as Batman, im going dressed as Bruce Wayne... Albeit a short stubby unsexy Bruce Wayne #CouldntFindBatmanMaskInTime
 
11:25 PM: @JuJubee__13: It's going to be a good night! (@ Century Aurora 16 for The Dark Knight Rises w/ 6 others) http://4sq.com/LwxJY1
 
12:47 PM: @ZachEtake38: In 5 hours.... A fire will rise... No jokes here, too damn excited #TDKR
 
1:02 AM: @BlessedDisciple: Woww Someone Just Shot Up This Batman Movie. . I Literally Just Seen A Little Girl Get Carried Out With Bullet Wounds Smh The Nerve Of Ppl.
 
1:03 AM: @ZachEtake38: Have just evacuated our theater in Aurora. There was a shooting in our auditorium. I am safe
 
1:19 AM: @JME817: Movie theater just got shot up while we were watching Batman. I'm ok a little freaked out. Walking to Isaac's house with a group of friends.
 
1:30 AM: @B_Dozier: I hope the pregnant lady & little kids plus the babies are okay!
 
1:37 AM: @dingos8myTARDIS: Oh God, I don't know what to do.
 
1:37 AM: @dingos8myTARDIS: @LustInLove Yes. It was my theater. I'm outside, one of my friends is still inside. No one knows what's going on.
 
1:42 AM: @JuJubee__13: Shooting at aurora movie theater #freakingout :/
 
1:47 AM: @JME817: Saw three different people who had been shot but hear there are a lot more.
 
1:49 AM: @B_Dozier: I'm happy my seat was by the exit in the back , so that i wasn't running towards the front to them.
 
2:03 AM: @ZachEtake38: I know I saw one man with blood running down his hands being carried into a cop car
 
2:11 AM: @Romey_24: Not doin Century ever again. Could of been me. http://instagr.am/p/NS6St9QR2Q/ 
 
2:14 AM: @ZachEtake38: a bit shaken up at the moment. not gonna lie, that was extremely terrifying
 
2:21AM: @AWWillie: 2 friends lost tonight, in tears right now.
 
2:25AM: @AWWillie: friend Sean my dads friend kid & Nick. & hopefully not Louis :(((
 
2:35AM: @AWWillie: My dads crying, thats the first time sense my mom died.  
 
2:45 AM: @dingos8myTARDIS: They're putting us in a bus to a nearby high school now. #aurora #batman #shooting
 
3:02AM: @AWWillie: Louis was shot multipul times. Once in the neck. About 1 hr ago they finally let his mom to see him, HE IS ALIVE IS OK. #GODBLESSAMERICA
 
3:05 AM: @dingos8myTARDIS: Thank you for your prayers, everyone. Alex is still missing.
 
3:12 AM: @JME817: We did see bullet holes n the left side wall of our Theater 8. Sounded like someone setting off fire crackers n our theater. #aurorashooting
 
3:14 AM: @JME817: Now I'm thinking it was bullets coming through the wall from 9 causing smoke and fire cracker sounds. #aurorashooting #batman #shootng
 
4:31 AM: @B_Dozier: this has changed my life forever.
 
4:32 AM: @B_Dozier: all I want to know is why?
 
4:43 AM: @Romey_24: I seen some things no human being should witness ever in his/her life.
 
5:24 AM: @PeterBurnsRadio: Devastated. Lost a very close friend in the shooting last night. @JessicaRedfield came to Denver to pursue sports career. I'm shaking
 
5:43 AM: @AmandaKost: Just spoke w/ family in tears. Looking for son who went to midnight screening, hasn't answered calls. "He always answers" #TheaterShooting
 
6:04 AM: @JME817: So lucky. We went to 8 instead. http://instagr.am/p/NTU951iZQx/ 
 
6:13 AM: @Nicole80017: I was a kid during Columbine but it feel like that again.
 
7:09 AM: @dingos8myTARDIS: I'm okay, back at my friend's house now. We're all valuing our lives and the sunrise. To those offering prayers, I thank you again.

 

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