Tampa Bay Man Killed In Front Of Partner For Texting At Movie Theater

by
Owen Poindexter
A movie theater argument over texting turned fatal when a man opened fire and killed another man in front of him and injured his partner.

 

A movie theater argument over texting turned fatal when a man opened fire and killed another man in front of him and injured his partner, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The shooting happened at the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida. It was at a daytime showing of Lone Survivor. The movie had not even started yet, according to reports.

One couple was making noise and texting, much to the annoyance of the couple sitting behind them. One of the bothered couple asked the texting couple to stop, and that quickly turned into the fatal shooting. The male victim was rushed to a Tampa hospital and confirmed dead. The female victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Neither the suspect or the victims’ names have been released.

The shooter was detained in the theater until deputies arrived, and the theater was evacuated.

"It's absolutely crazy that it would rise to something like this over someone texting," said Tampa Sheriff Chris Nocco.

 

It's hard to avoid the fact that if people weren't allowed to carry concealed weapons with them. The gun lobby has pushed the narrative of "the only way to stop a good guy with a gun is a bad guy with a gun," but sometimes you don't know who the bad guys are until it's too late.

Gun reform got a big push after the horrific shootings in Arizona and at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, but outside of a series of executive orders from President Obama, little has happened on gun reform, and nothing appears on the horizon.

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