All the culture war things converged into one singularity at a cinema in Washington state wherecops say a drunk man accidentally discharged his gun, shooting a woman in the chest at a screening of Michael Bay’s dramatization, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
The Seattle Times said the incident occurred on Thursday night.
“Preliminary accounts indicate that an intoxicated suspect entered one of the theaters and was fumbling with a handgun he had in his possession when it went off, striking another patron seated in front of him,” police there in Renton, Wash., said in a press statement.
KOMONews reported that a 40-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Cops told KOMOthat the shooter fled from the scene, but his father called them later that night saying he was “distraught” over the incident.
“According to him, he said he dropped the gun and it went off,” Renton Police Department spokesperson David Leibmansaid to KOMO. “We have witnesses that say he came into the theater and appeared intoxicated.”
Authorities added that they think the suspect “was fumbling with a pistol when it went off and struck someone sitting in front of him.”