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People gather outside the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., at the scene of a mass shooting early Friday morning.

Colorado's dark night: 12 killed, 59 wounded in theater shooting

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AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- A gunman wearing a gas mask and black SWAT gear hurled a gas canister inside a crowded movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie Friday and then opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60 others in an attack so bizarre that some moviegoers at first thought they were watching Hollywood special effects.

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