In the early morning hours Friday, "Peener13" started a thread on Reddit called "Someone came into our theater at the midnight release of Dark Knight Rises and began opening fire. Who here on Reddit can help me calm my nerves?
" In the hours since, others have commented and added what they know, and Peener13 has edited her post to answer people's questions.
As I write this, there are more than 4,000 comments on her post. Peener13 is handling the attention with community-stoking grace, writing, "While this is not the way that I would have liked to make it to the front page, I'm happy that reddit has reacted in such a way to keep everyone, including myself, up to date." And, this being Reddit, she's offered some dark humor: "At least I won't be able to leak any spoilers."
Another Redditor called "themurderator" says he was at the showing, too, and he uploaded pictures that, he says, show his wound and bloody T-shirt
. "i’m actually reconsidering doing an AMA [Ask Me Anything, a Reddit feature]. i have a horrible feeling it would devolve into something i would not want to have anything to do with," he writes.
A user named quepasacontigo
has replied to the thread saying he lives across the street from accused shooter James Holmes
. He said a friend lives in the same building as Holmes and "hit me up as soon as the cops got there and started to evac everyone."
Quepasacontigo posted photos of police preparing to enter an apartment building