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Pentagon: Military Members Were Among Victims of 'The Dark Knight Rises' Massacre

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The Pentagon has released a statement saying that members of the military were among the victims of this morning's shooting at a screening of "Dark Knight Rises" just outside Denver. The Air Force released a separate statement saying that its members were among the 38 injured, not the 12 reported killed.Pentagon press secretary George Little told the Associated Press that it's not yet clear how many military casualties there were in the shooting or whether the members were killed or injured. Buckley Air Force Base is among the city's largest employers.

Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Jack Miller told Business Insider that two Air Force reservists and one Navy service member were among the casualties in the shooting, but they are believed to be injured, not killed. Miller added that he has not yet confirmed the reports.

Buckley Air Force Base released a statement in the wake of the shootings:

"The Buckley Air Force Base team is coordinating with local authorities to assist as requested. We are also accounting for all of our military personnel to determine if any members were injured in this tragic event," said Col. Daniel Dant, 460th Space Wing commander. "Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this horrific tragedy. We have services available for all military that were involved and their families."
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