Tom Sullivan (center) embraces family members outside Gateway High School. His son was killed in shooting. Courtesy AP
AURORA, CO - A mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater has left 12 dead and up to 70 others injured.
As investigators try to piece together what caused 24-year-old James Holmes to walk into the midnight showing of the new Batman movie, police and bomb squad units are busy trying to gain access to Holmes' apartment which is heavily booby trapped. Some of the victims names have been released.
Six-year-old Veronica Moser was killed, her great-aunt, Annie Dalton, tells The Associated Press.
Another victim is 27-year-old Matt McQuinn, says family attorney Rob Scott from Dayton, Ohio.
Veronica's mother, Ashley Moser, 25, is in critical condition with a bullet in the throat and in the abdomen, says Dalton, who is Ashley's aunt.
And Scott says McQuinn was killed after diving in front of his girlfriend and her older brother to shield them from the gunfire.
Others identified by relatives include John Larimer, 27, of Crystal Lake, Ill., who was stationed with the Navy at Buckley Air Force Base, 23-year-old Micayla Medek, 27-year-old Alex Sullivan and Jessica Ghawi, 24.
List of those confirmed dead:
Jessica N. Ghawi
John T. Larimer
Alexander J. Boik
Jesse E. Childress
Jonathan T. Blunk
Rebecca Ann Wingo
Alex M. Sullivan
Gordon W. Cowden
Micayla C. Medek
Alexander C. Teves
Matthew R. McQuinn