James Holmes photo released


Authorities have identified James Holmes as the alleged gunman in the Aurora shootings.

A photo of James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora shootings, has been released by the University of Colorado, Reuters reports.

Authorities have identified Holmes, 24, as the alleged gunman responsible for killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens during a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, early Friday morning.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver has told the Associated Press that Holmes dropped of the medical school last month. The school spokeswoman, Jacque Montgomery, said she did not know the reason.

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