In the what many consider the “Crazy Capital” of the United States, one person has been reported dead and another injured, in a Florida movie theater after a man opened fire on two people who refused to stop texting during a movie.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Sheriff Chris Nocco said a man and his wife got into an argument with another couple, seated in front of them, who were texting and making noise. The man in back asked the other man to stop, then pulled a .380 semi-automatic handgun and shot him and the woman.
“The victim was on his cell phone. He was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim,” Sheriff Chris Nocco told FOX 13.
The theater has been evacuated until further investigation. Neither of the victims have been identified publically. Both were rushed to the hospital, where the man later died. Another moviegoer reportedly detained the suspect until police arrived.
“It’s absolutely crazy it would rise to this level,” Sheriff Nocco said.