(UPDATE) One man dead after Florida movie theater shooting
A man shot two people in a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla. after an argument about texting, reports WTSP. The shooting happened Monday afternoon at Cobb Theater’s Grove 16 & CineBistro and the suspected shooter is in custody.
Officers told WTSP that both victims were airlifted to a hospital, where one victim was pronounced dead.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said two couples were sitting in the theater watching “Lone Survivor” when the male victim was texting on his phone. The man from the couple sitting behind him began arguing with him and then shot the couple in front of him. WTSP reports that the woman has has non-life threatening injuries.
Another attendee at the movie theater was able to hold the suspect until police were on the scene while the theater was evacuated. Authorities said the couples did not know each other.