Another Shooting reported in Texas movie theater Sunday night
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — One person was believed wounded late Sunday when a gunfire erupted at a local movie theater, sending panicked moviegoers rushing to exits and ducking for cover, the San Antonio News is reporting.
At least one suspect – possibly the alleged shooter – was in custody, officers said.
According to initial reports at the scene, an unidentified person was wounded but their condition was not immediately released.
Witnesses told San Antonio News reporters numerous shots were fired inside and outside the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 theater complex on Southwest Military Drive around 9:25 p.m. local time, the newspaper reported, setting off the scramble to safety before police and EMS arrived.
One witnesses said she and several other patrons locked themselves in a bathroom to avoid the shooting.
Police scanner traffic indicated the shooting incident may have begun at a nearby restaurant, and the suspect may have been an employee there.
In broadcast reports, eyewitnesses said the gunfire appeared to start outside before moving into the theater lobby.
The shooting immediately sparked fears of a mass slaying like the one in July that killed 12 people and injured 58 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.