Tragedy In Colorado: The Latest

Latest Developments:

— The death toll remains at 12. About another 58 people were injured and at least 11 of those are in critical condition.

— Bomb technicians continue to carefully work at the apartment of suspect James Holmes where, as The Denver Post writes, they’re dealing with “a tangle of wires, trip wires, jars full of liquid and things resembling mortar rounds.”

Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday evening at vigils around the Denver area.

— We’re learning more about Holmes, who until the early Friday rampage had been known as “a clean-cut, studious young man of sparing words.”

The Story:

Prayers, vigils and questions.

Too many questions.

Too many disturbing questions.

On this second day after one of the worst acts of violence in the nation’s history — a gunman’s attack on a movie audience in Aurora, Colo., that left at least 12 people dead and wounded about 58 others — the nation continues to ask … why?

Why did a man open fire early Friday at a midnight screening of the new Batman move The Dark Knight Rises?

And there are so many other questions:

— Who is the suspect, 24-year-old James Holmes?

— Can anything more be done to prevent such attacks?

— And who were the victims, who deserve to have their stories told and their lives remembered?

We’ll use this post to follow the news today as the story continues to develop. Hit your “refresh” button to make sure you’re seeing our latest additions. Also today, we’ll add other posts to The Two-Way as important angles emerge.

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