Newly Released Photos Show Horrific Scene Inside Dark Knight Cinema Shooting

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The distressing photographs give a glimpse of the terror hundreds of innocent people endured as they sat down to watch a midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises before being fired upon by murderer James Holmes.

12 people lost their lives and over 70 were injured as Holmes stepped into the cinema dressed in body armour, and shot mercilessly into the crowd. Images also released show the elaborate booby-traps Holmes set up in his apartment in an attempt to maim yet more people when police went to investigate.

Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office

Holmes, 27, was convicted of 165 felonies and given a life sentence last month as the jury couldn’t reach an agreement that he should face the death penalty. Fair warning that the images below are pretty graphic.

Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office

Holmes’ abandoned car outside the cinema.

Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office

Home-made explosives littered his apartment.

Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office
Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office


Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he's been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.