Batman shootings 'calculated, deliberate'

Jul 23, 2012, 07:46 IST | Agencies

The man accused of opening fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater left a trail of evidence that police say suggests the rampage was part of a calculated plan that included killing anyone who tried to learn more about him in the aftermath of the attack.

The revelations raised new questions about a possible motive in the attack in the suburban Denver community of Aurora that shocked a nation. US President Barack Obama was scheduled to meet with victims’ families and get an update on the investigation.

Rest in peace: A birthday card for Alex Sullivan, who was celebrating his 27th birthday with friends when the gunman shot him and 11 others dead, at a makeshift memorial near the theater in Aurora. Pic/AFP

Authorities have said little about what they believe was the motive of suspect James E Holmes, though investigators say there is evidence planning was under way for up to two months before the attack on Friday that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at the theater. “What we’re seeing here is evidence of, I think, some calculation and deliberation,” said Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates. 

Mum yet to know of 6-yr-old’s death
A young mother shot in the neck and stomach and left in a critical condition by the gunman still has not been told that her six-year-old daughter is dead. Ashley Moser (25) is in a critical condition and is drifting in and out of consciousness as she attempts to recover from her injuries.

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