As Colorado reeled from a late-night mass shooting at a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," social media offered glimpses of the chaos as it occurred -- and of the horrific aftermath.
Early this morning, a Denver Twitter user named Caitlin (@dingos8myTARDIS) tweeted “Shots fired in the theater.”
“It was my theater,” she told a friend. “I’m outside, one of my friends is still inside. No one knows what’s going on.” She added, “Oh God, I don’t know what to do.”
A YouTube video showed the scene outside the doors of the movie in the wake of the shooting; there was no screaming, but moviegoers can be seen filing out of the theater, including one man covered in blood around the 0:50-second mark of the video. He walks under his own power but with a limp, helped along by an emergency official.
A Denver sports station, 104.3 The Fan, said that one of the victims killed was an intern, Jessica Ghawi, who tweeted and wrote under the name @JessicaRedfield.