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Cinema Shooting Survivor Posts Photos of Bullet Wound

A Reddit user who says he was shot during the deadly massacre that unfolded during the midnight premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in suburban Denver, Colorado, has posted photos of his injury to the site’s popular ‘WTF’ section. The user, who goes by the nickname ‘themurderator’ wrote “i am one of the 50 wounded in the aurora theatre shooting. here are a few photos of my very lucky but nonethless terrifying brush with death. my thoughts go out to those less fortunate than me.”  The photos came after his claim of having been in the theater was met with the skepticism usual of the Reddit user base.  ”no one will believe me until i post the picture, but i was there and i was shot… well, grazed really. i’m doing all right just a little shook up. me and my girlfriend waited unrtil it seemed the shooting was finished so we were some of the last people out of the theatre and there was a lot of blood,” he wrote prior to posting the photos.

In a separate posting, another Reddit user wrote of her experience, “The shooting began during a gunfight scene in the movie, and at first, we thought it was special effects when smoke rose up. When shots happened again and people began to run, we thought something was up. A guy ran in and shouted there was a gunman in the building, and the alarms to emergency evacuate started to go off.”

Police have a suspect in custody.

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