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Twitter, YouTube capture Aurora theater shooting

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The first videos from the aftermath of the shooting at the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. have appeared on social media sites.

One YouTube video, posted by user tiltwolfe shows customers leaving the theater. One man is apparently covered in blood as others check each other for injuries.

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Another video is reportedly police scanner traffic recorded during the incident.

The recording documents the moments following the shooting, including a report that a woman had been shot in the face and the chest and a request that a "bomb dog" be sent to the theater.

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Reddit user themurderator said he was shot in the incident and posted images of his gunshot wound and shirt covered in blood:

(Warning: This image is extremely graphic.) Click here to view.

One of the most chilling Tweets from the incident came from KUSA reporter Brandon Rittiman (@brandonrittiman). It read: "Something bad has happened at an Aurora movie theater near I-25 & Alameda. Working on solid info. Lots of ambulances & PD."

When Rittiman arrived at the scene he posted a photo that captured the lights from the massive police presence at the theater.

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Inside, theatergoers were tweeting about the incident.

@ZachEtake38 posted, "Have just evacuated our theater in Aurora. There was a shooting in our auditorium. I am safe." He followed with a tweet to @9news, "a little shaken up at the moment. all i can remember is hearing noises and seeing smoke in our auditorium."

@Abenezer posted, "We was watching a movie and fire alarm goes off. We step outside&there are 50 police cars& cops with guns. A couple people shot."

@B_Dozier: "they threw a flash bang thing & there was smoke everywhere . then they just started shooting , a lot . it was like one guy though"

Thousands of people watched a video posted on YouTube of Trey Freeman and DeJonte Harris  talking about witnessing the attack:

"Even when he threw the first tear bomb, nobody really reacted until it exploded, then everybody dropped to the ground and couldn't see, couldn't breathe and covered their noses," they said. "He's shooting little kids. He's shooting adults."

Among those Tweeting prior to the shooting were a Denver sportswriter who was killed by the gunman.

@JessicaRedfield: "Of course we're seeing Dark Knight."



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