Details Emerge as Colorado Mourns
Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 23 July 2012 7:41 AM
A good part of the Denver Post this morning is dedicated to coverage of Friday’s movie theater shooting. President Obama visited victims and their families yesterday at the University of Colorado before giving a televised address in which he promised the victims, not the shooter will be remembered. Inside the paper, the Post says in the weeks before the massacre, shooter James Holmes tried unsuccessfully to join a gun club but his voicemail message (“deep, guttural voice, rambling something incoherent”) put the range owner on alert.
In other papers, the main story in the New York Times is about how easy it is to order 6000 rounds of ammunition online. Writer Jack Healy says ordering the huge supply of bullets was “pretty much as easy as ordering a book from Amazon.”
Police have also figured out that Holmes rigged the stereo in his apartment to blare on a timer, hoping the noise complaint would divert cops. In reality, it came on too late, and police told a neighbor they were too busy for a noise complaint.
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