The Aurora Shooting Timeline

Here’s the sequence of events at the Colorado movie theater where a gunman opened fire on a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Here’s what we know, based on tweets from audience members, a comprehensive police scanner timeline on Reddit and media reports.

11:37 p.m.: Jessica Ghawi sends her last tweet from the movie theater. She was later confirmed dead by a friend on Twitter.

11:45 p.m.: Rachel Fedeli, who was in the auditorium next door to the theater where the shooter attacked, also tweeted her excitement.

Around 12:30 a.m.: Witnesses say the gunman, dressed all in black and wearing a gas mask, released tear gas and opened fire as soon as Batman first appeared on screen.

Around 12:30 a.m.: Bullets come through the walls of the theater next door — Fedeli’s theater.

Our theater: bullets came through the walls and hit some people in our theater, and smoke bombs were thrown into our theater.

— 9Rachel (@Rachel Fedeli)

Around 12:30 a.m.: Amid the chaos, many were blocked from leaving the theater, where the suspect was believed to be still at large.

I have never been more scared then the moments where we were all trapped in the theater, helpless. Unable to get out at all.

— 9Rachel (@Rachel Fedeli)

Around 12:45 a.m.: Outside the theater, even more chaos. People walk out splattered in blood.

Around 12:45 a.m.: Frantic 911 calls come in. Police try to piece together what happened.

1:27 a.m.: Overheard on the police scanner: “Bring as much crime scene tape as you can.”

1:41 a.m.: First media reports emerge from 9news.

1:40 a.m.: 18 ambulances are on the scene, transporting victims to Denver Health. Ten people would die at the theater, while two would die at the hospital.

1:43 a.m.: Reports of a bomb going off in the theater. Bomb squad is onsite with K-9 units.

1:56 a.m.: One shooter in custody — 24-year-old

14. UPDATE: The Denver Post has created a Google Map of notable locations involved with the shooting

(via Google Maps)

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