Police shot a suspected gunman hiding inside a California movie theater. Cops say the man confronted his girlfriend in a parking lot before pulling out a handgun and ducking into the Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in San Diego.

One witness described the scene inside the theater. She said, “All of a sudden I heard two shots and I went to the floor and then I went out of the back of the theater and we saw police running around.”

The suspect

was critically injured and no moviegoers were hurt.