The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office on Thursday released hundreds of evidence photos gathered for the trial of Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes
Holmes killed 12 and injured more than 70 when he opened fire on a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in July 2012
Holmes fired indiscriminately on the theater and his bullets pierced holes in the walls, seats and even bags of popcorn and cups of soda
Blood coated the shoes of the victims and caked the ground as they all ran for the exits. In the picture above, one victim's pink flip-flop is seen left behind in the confusion
In the panic, bags of popcorn and candy were thrown onto the ground as the 400 or so in the theater attempted to flee to safety
Blood spattered napkins lay on the ground next to a pile of spilt popcorn and the lid to a soda cup inside theater 9
An estimated 400 people were packed into the theater the night of the shooting, to see one of the first showings of the film The Dark Knight Rises
White tape marks show where bullet holes struck the purple-upholstered seats of the movie theater. Holmes used three weapons to rain gunfire on the crowd of innocent theatergoers
A pool of blood that drained over the edge of a row has dried in this disturbing and graphic photo from inside the targeted movie theater
White tape marks cover the theater, showing the indiscriminate way Holmes fired upon the 400 people seated in theater 9 in an attempt to take as many lives as possible.
The bullet holes punch through the theater's upholstered seats, walls and even a cup which is seen drained of its soda. In the panic to leave the theater, and evade the barrel of Holmes' gun, the victims didn't have time to politely set down their popcorn. Instead - kernels and even candy went flying and coat the floor of the theater, in some areas getting a gruesome coating of blood.
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