Following is a series of reports from the AP on the Colorado theater shooting:
12 killed, 59 wounded in Colo. theater shooting
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police say 71 people were shot in a suburban Denver movie theater early Friday during midnight shows of the new Batman movie. Twelve people were killed, ten of them at the theater.
Another 59 adults and children were wounded.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates says there were four showings of the movie at the time and all were sold out. He did not know how many people that amounts to.
Oates says investigators are confident the gunman acted alone.
Police arrested 24-year-old James Holmes, whose apartment four miles away was booby trapped.
Oates says Holmes wore body armor, used an assault rifle, a shotgun and a Glock handgun.
He says Holmes' car was parked in back of the theater.
NEW: AP Source: Suspect bought ticket to movie
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says the suspect in Friday's shootings inside a Colorado movie theater bought a ticket to the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie and went into the theater as part of the crowd.
A federal law enforcement official said suspect James Holmes is believed to have propped open an exit door in the theater as the movie was playing, donned protective ballistic gear and opened fire. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Police in Aurora, Colo., said Holmes fired at least 71 shots and killed at least 12 people. Police said he had an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun, and two .40-caliber Glock handguns. Holmes is also believed to have hurled a gas canister into the theater before opening fire.
Witness: Gunman like assassin 'ready to go to war'
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - One of the people witnesses to a mass shooting in a Denver suburb says the shooter "looked like an assassin ready to go to war."
Nineteen-year-old Jordan Crofter, of Aurora, was sitting on the left side of the theater and toward the front when the door swung open and a silhouette appeared in front of the street lights.
He says the shooter was calm and almost strutted in, then pulled up his rifle and started shooting, stopping only to reload - like "shooting fish in a barrel."
Crofter says he was the first one in the lobby and when the manager asked what was going on, he yelled, "Bomb."
Colo. doctors treating rifle and buckshot wounds
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - One of the hospitals that took victims from a movie theater shooting that killed at least 12 and injured 59 is treating gunshot wounds from a high-powered rifle and buckshot wounds.
Children's Hospital Colorado emergency room physician Dr. Guy Upshaw says he thinks the buckshot likely came from a shotgun, but the small, metal pellets can also come from explosive devices.
Six people were brought to Children's, ranging from 6 to 31 years, and one has since died.
Two were shot by a rifle, three had buckshot wounds and one was injured by shrapnel.
A federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said the gunman had an assault rifle, a shotgun and two pistols.
Colo. shooting suspect's Calif. family cooperating
SAN DIEGO. (AP) - The California family of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater says their hearts go out to those involved.
Police in San Diego read a statement Friday morning from family members of 24-year-old James Holmes, who graduated from high school in the San Diego area.
The family asked the media to respect their privacy. They say they're cooperating with authorities in San Diego and Aurora, Colo., and are trying to process everything.
San Diego police spokeswoman Andra Brown says there's nothing to suggest the family had any involvement.