‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: 5 New Developments

Gabrielle Chung / July 21, 2012

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It’s been a little over a day since the tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Co. and new developments have surfaced regarding the events that transpired.

On Friday, the 24-year-old James Holmes — hidden behind a ballistic helmet, bullet-resistant vest, a gas mask, tactical gloves and  protection for his legs, throat and groin — entered into a local theater in the Denver suburb and calmly open fired at movie-goers, hitting a total of 71 people.

Read on for the latest updates.

1. The shooting suspect’s home had been rigged with booby-traps for cops.

Riddled with explosive devices, Holmes’ apartment had been “set up to kill” anyone who entered the building. As of Saturday afternoon, authorities have successfully disarmed the first trip wire and incendiary device in his home, reports ABC. More explosive devices — including approximately 30 aerial shells — is said to be found in the home, and will be disposed of safely in a disposal site.

2. Prior to the shooting, Holmes had set up an online dating profile asking visitors to visit him in prison.

Holmes’ profile on website AdultFriendFinder.com had recently surfaced and TMZ reports that the Colorado resident had left a cryptic message reading, “Will you visit me in prison?” According to the news site, Holmes created the profile on July 5 and last logged in to the site sometime in the past three days.

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