Deadly Shooting at Tampa-Area Movie Theater Over Cell Phone Noise
Two people have been shot at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel near Tampa, Florida. Shepard Smith reported that a male suspect is in custody. The theater has been evacuated.
It’s unclear at this time whether the suspect knew the two victims, who were airlifted to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
Update, 3:05p ET: Fox News confirms one victim has died as a result of the shooting. The shooting happened during the previews before a showing of “Lone Survivor.” According to the Pasco County sheriff, the suspected shooter became upset when the victim's cell phone made noise during the movie. An argument between two couples ensued. The shooter pulled out a pistol and fatally shot the man and wounded the female companion.
Smith reported that a Good Samaritan inside the theater held down the suspect until police arrived.