The location of the initial red dawn (Colorado = red, Aurora = dawn) event is in the news again. A standoff and killing of four people took place at 16005 East Ithaca Place, near the intersection of Ithaca Place and Kittredge.
Later, 9 News and other media sources confirmed that four people were killed inside the suburban townhouse in Aurora, Colorado, including the gunman, who was shot by officers, law enforcement authorities confirm. He was shot when he went to the second floor, and began firing on police.
A fifth person reportedly escaped unharmed.
The shootings occurred about four miles southeast of the Aurora Mall, where at the Century theater complex 12 people were killed and 58 wounded by a gunman at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. The man charged in that shooting, James Eagan Holmes, goes to court Monday, January 7, 2012, for a preliminary hearing in which prosecutors will lay out their case against him.