Much confusion has ensued in the wake of the Colorado shooting, in which fans at a midnight showing of hotly-anticipated summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises were ambushed, and 12 died.
Suspected shooter James Holmes was quickly taken into custody without incident after the carnage, and a puzzling picture began to emerge of a lone gunman who was, by most accounts, an average young man.
Despite the intense media scrutiny, few traces of Holmes were found on websites and social media, save for what is believed to be the former med student’s profile on sex meetup site Adult Friend Finder.
Authorities quickly confirmed that despite the scope of the tragedy in the Colorado shootings, it was believed suspect James Holmes acted alone in the theater that night. Sorting through conflicting victim accounts is never an easy task for law enforcement, particularly as the venue was dark, and most of the witnesses were focused on running for their lives amidst the horror unfolding inside the theater.
However, one victim present at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises says that suspected shooter James Holmes didn’t act alone, and that another person present in the theater let the young man in through an exit shortly before the tragedy began.