Skip to comments.1 Dead In Waterfront Movie Shooting (Fitty Cent's movie)
Posted on 11/10/2005 11:23:24 AM PST by Uncledave
1 Dead In Waterfront Movie Shooting
WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. -- Gunfire in the Loews Waterfront movie theater killed a man Wednesday night, West Homestead police said.
The victim, identified as Shelton Flowers, 30, of Wilkinsburg, was hit in the thigh and chest. He died later at UPMC Presbyterian.
Employees at the concession stand reported hearing the shots, police said. Soon after that, Flowers was found near some video game machines.
Two men were seen running out of the main entrance after the shooting, witnesses told police. Another man left through the rear doors.
Police said nobody has come forward to identify a shooter, even though the building was busier than a usual weeknight, with the 50 Cent movie, "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" debuting on two screens.
Flower's aunt told Channel 4 Action News reporter Marcie Cipriani that her nephew went to the theater to see the 50 Cent movie.
The West Homestead police chief told Channel 4 Action News that the department put an officer on duty at the theater -- which is unusual for a weeknight -- due to the showing of the movie.
The chief said the officer did hear the shots, and right after, the victim crossed the officer's path and collapsed.
Allegheny County homicide detectives are now handling the case. They have not commented yet.
Refresh this page later for updates from WTAE Channel 4 Action News.
I've never been there to see a flick, I prefer the Destinta 22 Theater in North Versailles.
I used to live 2 minutes from there, nice place to shop that Waterfront.
Have you ever been in the townhouse community there? I got to go on an open house...spectacular. Riverviews, upscale construction...so close to the city. Great to see that kind of development in the Burgh.
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