Twelve people were killed in Aurora, Colo., and more than 50 people were injured after detectives said James Holmes fired at people inside a movie theater, watching "The Dark Knight Rises."
According to people who were at the theater, the movie was 15 minutes in when it happened.
Detectives continue to learn more information about Holmes and why detectives believe he interrupted the midnight showing of the anticipated premiere.
"It's unclear as to how exactly he gained access to the theater. In the coming days, more will be known about his exact movement, perhaps what his exact motivations were and what capabilities he brought to the situation,” Security Consultant Peter Beering, who lives in Indianapolis, said.
Beering called it a tragic and rare situation.
“There are practical realities with what a theater operator, realistically (can) do and really what we should expect them to do,” Beering said.
Beering said it is hard to tell, right now, what kind of an impact the shooting will have here in Indiana and other places.
"We know there are access ways into all sorts of structures. We know there are primary entrances, secondary entrances, and emergency entrances and exits, all of which should be monitored... should (be) locked. Some may be alarmed, as we learn more about this situation, there may be more lessons for people to operate those spaces,” Beering said.
Beering said businesses need to stick to practicing basic security measures. He said what happened should not interfere with people’s plans here.
The following statement was released by the National Association of Theatre Owners who works closely with Theatre Owners of Indiana Friday:
"On behalf of all the members and staff of the National Association of Theatre Owners, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this despicable act and their families. We are grateful for the quick and effective response by police and emergency personnel. Guest safety is, and will continue to be a priority for theater owners. NATO members are working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reviewing security procedures.”
Fox59 contacted Regal, which has movie theaters in Indiana and they released the following statement:
“We are profoundly saddened by the tragedy that occurred at a Denver area theatre and are concerned for the victims and their families. The security and safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority. As is our custom, we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our security needs as necessary. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.”
They also stated, “Moviegoers should expect stricter controls over character attire and accessories at our theatres”.
Fox 59 contacted AMC, which has movie theaters in Indiana and the Director of Public Relations Ryan Noonan released the following statement:
“We are terribly saddened by the random act of violence in Aurora and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. For the safety and security of our guests and associates, we are actively working with local law enforcement in communities throughout the nation and under the circumstances we are reaching out to all of our theatres to review our safety and security procedures. Being a safe place in the community for all our guests is a top priority at AMC and we take that responsibility very seriously.”