Skip to comments.Couple shot, man killed at Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, FL
Posted on 01/13/2014 12:19:26 PM PST by NautiNurse
Wesley Chapel, Florida--A couple was shot and the man was killed Monday afternoon at the Grove 16 movie theaters in Wesley Chapel, authorities said.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, the victims were got into an argument with another couple who were sitting in front of them. An altercation ensued, and the the male suspect shot the couple, authorities said.
Both victims were being transported to a Tampa-area hospital, but the male victim died. The female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said..
Another patron inside the theater was able to detain the suspect until deputies arrived, and he was taken into custody, authorities said.
The theater was evacuated, closed and cordoned off. There was a large law enforcement presence at the theater just after 2 p.m.
Grove 16 is located off Interstate 75 and State Road 54 at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd. It includes a restaurant theater called the CineBristo, but it isn't clear where in the building the shooting took place.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
Movie theaters are not what they used to be decades ago.
What was the movie?
Written by a 4-year old.
I'm betting the shooter was the cell phone user who felt "disrespected," if you know what I mean.
Of course, I'm never wrong, so maybe this could be a first.
...and rather than doing more about the discourtesy of cell phone use, the libtards will seek to criminalize guns in public venues...
Personal note: Movie must've sucked. No one used a cell phone during Lone Survivor...
Why? To show the sheeple they have been protected from further harm?
And that is why I always have my phone on vibrate during movies
Its true, they were watching Lone Survivor and someone’s cell phone began ringing which apparently pissed someone off to the point that a shooting took place
Doesn’t matter what kind of movie it is, usually, for those who insist on using their cell phone.
Those doing it are doing it with the INTENT to annoy others,
and it’s a dare to say anything about it (which is a trigger to attack, like staring a chimpanzee in the eye).
I'll bet you are correct.
And what is with the "disrespected me" crap? Last I heard, respect is something that must be earned. Not given to placate an arrogant, loudmouthed racist to keep him from shooting you.
“And that is why I always have my phone on vibrate during movies”-—
oH No Youz dint!
I think we're all thinking the same thing.
I leave it on vibrate just in case someone is trying to reach me, so if someone does call I just leave the theater and come back in once Im finished
over the holidays i did ee the The Hobbit 2, The Desolation of Smaug... it was long and expensive... but i went with my sons, and it was good...
What? Can’t analogize these days?
Technology claims more victims. sad.
I’m guessing on a missing fact....ummmm....what could it be?
Its a nice place too. Stupid idiot
2011 demographics for the zip code
88.6 white (doesn’t indicate if white hispanic or not)
Just the opposite. It was two middle aged couples, and the guy in front was texting during previews. The guy behind asked him to stop and he wouldn’t, so the guy shot him. At least that’s what Fox is reporting.
Nope. Right there in the article.
All of the AMC theaters in Texas are plastered with 30.06 posters prohibiting concealed carry. I wonder if this was an AMC theater.
I think he was just joking....
>>and its a dare to say anything about it (which is a trigger to attack, like staring a chimpanzee in the eye).
Usually, it’s not “like”.
I do know what you mean, however I propose a slightly different scenario based on the fact that the companion was shot as well. I bet the deceased or his companion was on his/her cell phone at which point the shooter took umbrige, and was most likely impolite about it. Upon being called out the cell phone user and companion became agressive towards the couple that wanted them to behave in the theater. Facing two agressive people caused the shooter to fear for his saftey (or at least have a plausible arguement), thus the shooting of both. This also may explain the shooter being detained by other unarmed patrons.
In my town they all have a no guns sign but not the official statute poster so they basically mean nothing.
My niece could see the chopper landing. She lives close by.
Easy solution to that spreading crap.....
If you’re carrying, you have an extra obligation to avoid conflict.
That is, if you were raised in a civilized culture.
I agree, and so does the state of Texas if you take th CCL course. As a matter of fact, even in my scenario, the shooter is fubar unless he clearly tried to back out of the conflict before opening fire.
Law enforcement procedure in a shooting:
(1) Get there when it’s all over.
(2) Terrorize the public for a couple of hours.
“Law enforcement procedure in a shooting:
(1) Get there when its all over.
(2) Terrorize the public for a couple of hours.”
(3) Shoot a dog if the opportunity arises.
I bet you were wanting to know how many were actually in the theater watching a movie on a Monday afternoon, and what the seating capacity for the theater is, right? Seems like most people might move to a different seat if the people nearby were annoying them with cell phone use, and the theater was fairly empty. But some patrons would go on the “disrespected” tangent,to justify killing an unarmed movie customer.
(Just kdding, I know what you are wondering. You might be racist.)
Why would you be upset if someone was texting?
By 2050 news reports will be a series of grunts, chirps, belches and whistles.
Idiocracy was a documentary.
So are 1984 and Atlas Shrugged.
This can't last, something has to give.
Self-absorbed social media addicts don't notice that the glow of the smart phone screen is quite distracting in a darkened theater, auditorium, etc. It reflects off of eyeglasses and shiny objects, including jewelry.
True..but the article said this was during the previews and commercials, before the movie began. Generally the theaters don’t dim the lights at that time. It also said that they were making “noise” while texting.
Likely that alcohol and/or drugs are involved...either or both parties..
On the general subject of “being disrespected”:
I believe this is an offshoot of our current “You are special” culture. People have been soaked in this so long that they believe it. So everybody is walking around with an “I am special and don’t you forget it!” chip on their shoulder. Don’t you DARE even hint that any of my life choices are less than wonderful!
Contrast this with Christian theology that teaches us we are redeemed sinners who are condemned to hell without the righteousness of Christ. We are nothing without him. I walk through this world knowing that I am no better than any other sinner...just forgiven.
In the fwiw department, the First lady and I are going there next week to see Lone Survivor.
Yup...all’s well..trust the same’s true for you and yours..Hope the holidays were happy and joyous, and best wishes for the new year.
Be prepared to go through the metal detectors at the theater..LOL
BTW..Freepmail me when you know the date/time...maybe I’ll meet you there..
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