Southland law enforcement authorities worked Friday to determine what security measures should be taken to guard against any repeat of the massacre that occurred early Friday morning at a midnight showing in Colorado of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.
"There is nothing to indicate that this was anything but an isolated incident,'' said police Cmdr. Andy Smith, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman.
Patrol officers were dispatched to theaters in the Southland where the movie was screening after midnight, but no problems were reported, Smith said.
Smith said LAPD commanders will participate in a conference call with colleagues in the law enforcement community later Friday morning to discuss the situation and plan the appropriate security response.
The shooting at the Century Aurora 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., left at least 12 people dead and 38 injured, according to local authorities.
Holmes' parents live in the San Diego County community of Rancho Penasquitos, where the suspect went to High School.
The Motion Picture Association of America, meanwhile, issued a statement regarding the violence.
"We share the shock and sadness of everyone in the motion picture community at the news of this terrible event,'' said former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, the MPAA chairman and CEO. "We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragedy.''