Florida Movie Theater Shooting: 2 People Shot, 1 Killed

12:05 AM, Jan 14, 2014   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (WTSP) -- Two people were shot at a Wesley Chapel movie theater after an apparent argument over texting. One of the victims has died.

It happened at Cobb Theater's Grove 16 & CineBistro on Monday afternoon. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says two couples were sitting in front of each other, watching the movie Lone Survivor. 

Sheriff Chris Nocco says at one point, an argument over texting broke out between the couples. The fight escalated, and the male suspect took out a gun and shot the couple sitting in front of him.

Both victims were airlifted to a Bay area hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman reportedly has non-life-threatening injuries.

A good Samaritan inside the theater was able to detain the suspect until deputies arrived. The theater was evacuated without incident.

Investigators describe the shooting as an "isolated incident."

Most Watched Videos