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Batman cinema shooting: Warner Bros "deeply saddened", cancels Paris premiere

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Warner Bros has released a statement in response to the fatal shootings which took place at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Denver, Colorado today (July 20).

At least 12 people are reported to have been killed in the incident, and a further 38 injured.

Police gather near an apartment house where the suspect in a shooting at a movie theatre lived in Aurora, Colorado

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"Warner Bros is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident," the studio stated. "We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."

US President Barack Obama released a statement earlier today, describing himself as "shocked and saddened" by the events.

Judy Goos, second from left, hugs her daughters friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, while eye witnesses Emma Goos, 19, left, and Terrell Wallin, 20, right, gather outside Gateway High School where witness were brought for questioning after the shooting at the premiere of the new Batman film in Colorado

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Screenshot of emergency services at the scene of shootings at the Batman move premiere in Colorado














The Hollywood Reporter reports that the film's Paris press interviews and red carpet premiere, which were scheduled for this afternoon and this evening respectively, have been cancelled by Warner Bros.

Director Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman are reportedly in Paris to promote the film, but journalists were asked to leave upon arriving for the scheduled press event.

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