Denver suspect murder charges

Denver shooting suspect James Holmes has been formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder, according to the Associated Press news agency.

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Picture: Christian Bale arrives at Denver hospital to visit shooting survivors

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FIRST PIC: "Batman" Christian Bale arriving at Aurora hospital to visit victims of #theatershooting http://t.co/zNP1Dimf

Jeremy Hubbard is a presenter and reporter for Fox 31 Denver, the channel that reported that the movie studio Warner Bros was donating a $1m to the victims.

Christian Bale visits victims of Colorado shooting

Christian Bale at the premiere of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises in London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The Denver Post is reporting that Christian Bale, star of the Batman films, is in Denver visiting victims of the Aurora movie theatre shooting, Warner Brothers officials confirmed.

"Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers," said an assistant for Susan Fleishman, executive vice president for Warner Brothers corporate communications.

Reports: Warner Bros. to donate $1 million to cinema shooting victims

Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic arriving at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in London. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

FOX31 Denver is reporting that the studio that made The Dark Knight Rises, is to make a $1m donation to the shooting victims at a cinema in Colorado on Friday that was showing the new Batman film.

The studio will not disclose the exact amount.

Sources have told FOX31 Denver that the Warner Bros chief executive also sent an email to employees encouraging them to donate personally.

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Reports: First cinema shooting lawsuit launched

Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes makes his first court appearance
Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes makes his first court appearance Credit: Reuters

TMZ are reporting that the first lawsuit regarding the Colorado cinema shootings has been launched.

According to the website Torrence Brown Jr was in the theatre where the shootings happened and blames three groups for the attack:

  • The cinema for not guarding the emergency exits properly.

  • Suspect James Holmes' doctors for not properly monitoring him.

  • Warner Brothers, Brown claims the film was particularly violent and that Holmes was mimicking this in his attack.

Gun sales increase after Colorado cinema shootings

The Denver Post is reporting that background checks for people wanting to buy guns in Colorado jumped by 41% in the wake of the shootings at a cinema last week.

The Post also claims that there has been increased interest in the training to have a concealed weapon. It said:

"Between Friday and Sunday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm - a 43% increase over the previous Friday through Sunday and a 39% jump over those same days on the first weekend of July."

It added that workers at firearms shops saw large queues outside their stores when they opened on the morning after the shooting.

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