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'Dark Knight Rises' Shootings: Networks Send Anchors to Colorado

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UPDATED: CNN's Anderson Cooper and CBS' Scott Pelley are headed to Aurora, Colo., alongside other broadcasters.

The networks are sending anchors to Colorado following the shootings at a Dark Knight Rises screening on Friday morning.

CBS is flying Evening News anchor Scott Pelley to the scene to join CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen. He will anchor a special edition of 48 Hours. Meanwhile, CNN's Anderson Cooper will also head to Aurora, Colo., where a masked gunman opened fire on moviegoers, killing at least 14 and wounding dozens more.

Meanwhile, ABC is dispatching World News weekend anchor David Muir for coverage in addition to Chris Cuomo, who will anchor a special live installment of 20/20 from Aurora. Diane Sawyer will anchor World News from New York. Nightline anchor Bill Weir will also be stationed in NYC with Colorado correspondence from his team.

MSNBC's Chris Jansing will anchor the cable news channel's coverage starting at 10 p.m. ET.

The networks' morning programs named the suspect as Aurora resident James Holmes, who is 24 years old. ABC's announcement came one minute before CBS' at 8:07 a.m. ET.