Reports Of Notebook Describing Attack Sent By Aurora Shooter
ASSOCIATED PRESS (USA)
DENVER - Reports are emerging on Thursday that the alleged shooter at the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre last week sent a suspicious package to a university he used to attend, according to the Associated Press.
The sender and exact contents of the package are still undetermined. The University of Colorado Denver said it received the package via U.S. Postal Service on Monday and immediately turned it over to authorities.
But multiple media outlets are citing unnamed sources that say James Holmes, the man who entered a movie theatre in Aurora for a midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises' last Friday and shot viewers, was the sender of a notebook containing drawings and descriptions of an attack.
Twenty-four year-old Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others, was enrolled in a neuroscience program at the University until he pulled out on June 10.
On Wednesday the first memorial service for one of the victims was held. The Associated Press reports 150 people gathered to mourn 51-year-old Gordon Cowden, including Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Cowden attended the movie premiere with his teenage children, who survived the attack.
Earlier this week, Batman actor Christian Bale made an impromptu visit to Aurora to spend time with those wounded during the shooting. The British actor, who stars in the entire Batman trilogy, also left a bouquet of flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims.
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