Aurora Shooting: How News Sites Covered The Story (PHOTOS)

News of the horrific shooting at a movie theater in Colorado threw media organizations into high gear early Friday morning.

A gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing at least twelve people and injuring 50 others. The tragic shooting, which occurred after press time, did not make it onto the front pages of print newspapers on Friday morning.

Major news websites, however, splashed the story. They led with telling photos of the Century 16 theater, cops swarming the scene and people crying outside. "'He Shot People Trying to Go Out the Exits," one headline read, quoting an eyewitness.

Below, see how news websites covered the tragic event.

How news sites covered the Aurora shooting