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1 Dead In Waterfront Movie Shooting (Fitty Cent's movie)
WTAE Pittsburgh ^ | 11/10/2005

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boogotshotboogotshot; cullingtheherd; rap
He went to see "Get rich or Die Tryin'".

Guess this poor guy didn't get rich.

1 posted on 11/10/2005 11:23:25 AM PST by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

Isn't 50 Cent the rapper who chastised his peers about their negative comments towards Bush and the war effort?


2 posted on 11/10/2005 11:26:11 AM PST by GSWarrior (Proudly posting bandwidth-consuming images since November 2000.)
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To: GSWarrior

This has destroyed my faith in the Hip Hop community.


3 posted on 11/10/2005 11:29:50 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: GSWarrior

Yes, he disagreed with the racist Kanye West.


4 posted on 11/10/2005 11:30:59 AM PST by doug from upland ("Susan Estrich...get off your kneepads" - Juanita Broaddrick)
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To: Uncledave

At the Waterfront?

Sheesh. I've been there a number of times, it did not seem like the sort of place for a shooting to occur.


5 posted on 11/10/2005 11:31:01 AM PST by JenB (NaNoWriMo Word Count: 17,500)
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To: Uncledave
Flower's aunt told Channel 4 Action News reporter Marcie Cipriani that her nephew went to the theater to see the 50 Cent movie.

Will a lawyer come forward and sue Fiddy Cent for causing this man's death? He's got deep pockets. I expect a press conference from Je$$e Jackson, soon. /sarc

6 posted on 11/10/2005 11:34:19 AM PST by hattend (In France, it's not just the cheese that's soft and runny.)
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To: Uncledave

Could have just as easily happened during a showing of 'Jarhead' or 'Chicken Little'.


7 posted on 11/10/2005 11:34:23 AM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Uncledave

There was a really nice theater in my neighborhood.  For several years you could go and see a movie in peace in a nice facility with your family.  Then they started screening films like Eight Mile, Gridlock'd, and Never Die Alone.

Now it's bathrooms unfit for Christian butt cheeks, cell phones going off (and the subsequent conversations), people yelling at eachother ("That's MY NACHOS!"), and bullets rolling under your feet 'cause someone dropped they's gun. 

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

8 posted on 11/10/2005 11:35:57 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Uncledave
Man, I haven't paid Fifty Cents to see a movie since High School.

What a bargain!
9 posted on 11/10/2005 11:37:45 AM PST by Syncro
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To: massgopguy

What! Only one person shot? This has to be a typo.
Either that or the shooters were poor shots.


10 posted on 11/10/2005 11:47:34 AM PST by Duffboy
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To: Owl_Eagle
And they wander why attendance is down at theatres?

When you cater to the lowest common denominator in people, you will inevitably go bankrupt. Every single club that i have known that catered to the Hip Hop, Gangsta image was either shut down as a result of violence or went bankrupt givwen that no one would buy a drink or pay a cover.

11 posted on 11/10/2005 11:48:12 AM PST by bubman
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To: martin_fierro

Pittsburgh Ping.


12 posted on 11/10/2005 11:55:50 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: Uncledave

Get popcorn or die trying....


13 posted on 11/10/2005 11:58:51 AM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: 3catsanadog; agrace; annyokie; Asphalt; Atlantin; Ayn Rand wannabe; Badray; Benrand; ...
Lo-gfx Burgh Ping Thing

Obligatory Boo Got Shot link

(thanks for the heads-up, rightwingintelligentsia!)

14 posted on 11/10/2005 12:01:22 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JenB
At the Waterfront? Sheesh. I've been there a number of times, it did not seem like the sort of place for a shooting to occur.

The Waterfront Loew's is a great place but it's only a few blocks from the hood!

15 posted on 11/10/2005 12:09:29 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Madeline Albright's image, my name should show up!)
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To: Uncledave

Not one damn dime for a Fifty Cent movie!


16 posted on 11/10/2005 12:12:12 PM PST by NRA1995 (When liberals speak I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: Uncledave

too bad that POS didn't die tryin... maybe this guy would still be alive.


17 posted on 11/10/2005 12:12:16 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Hmm, that would be why we always went in from Squirrel Hill, then... a bit of a longer drive than otherwise.


18 posted on 11/10/2005 12:15:01 PM PST by JenB (NaNoWriMo Word Count: 17,500)
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To: Uncledave

I thought he was an extra in the filming of a 50cents movie when I saw the headline. Just assumed they had one more extra than was needed.


19 posted on 11/10/2005 12:41:32 PM PST by rod1
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To: Uncledave
He went to see "Get rich or Die Tryin'". Guess this poor guy didn't get rich.

LOL! Who didn't see this coming?

20 posted on 11/10/2005 12:42:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MadelineZapeezda
The Waterfront Loew's is a great place...

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.

21 posted on 11/10/2005 3:34:56 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: MadelineZapeezda; infidel29; JenB
I heard on the local news that the Braddock Police Department is going to become a 'presence' at Loews. Waaay too much $$$ invested to let the gang bangers take over.

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.

22 posted on 11/10/2005 6:28:06 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Westmoreland County Rocks!!!)
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