Pentagon: Alleged Colorado shooter never served in armed forces

Olivier Knox

The Defense Department confirmed that one sailor and two airmen were injured in the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., shortly after midnight on Friday and said that alleged gunman James Holmes never served in the military.

"The Department of Defense is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic incident at the Aurora Mall Movie Theater in Aurora, Colo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those impacted by this event," the Pentagon said in a statement.

"One sailor was injured and one, known to have been at the theatre that evening, is currently unaccounted for. Two airmen were injured in the incident. The Navy and the Air Force are working with the families of these service members to ensure they have the care and attention they need," it said.

"We can also confirm that the alleged gunman in this incident, James Holmes, is not a past or current member of any branch or component of the U.S. Armed Forces."