Two people were shot at a movie theater in Atlanta on Tuesday night, city police confirmed. The incident occurred after the premiere screening of "Finesse," a comedy movie.
According to police, a man and a woman were shot at the Midtown Arts Cinema in the 900 block of Monroe Drive in Atlanta. The incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. EST, WSB-TV reported, adding that the police have one person in custody. However, a later report from the network said that police had retracted an earlier statement that one person was in custody following the shooting.
A report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that a man and a woman who were injured in the shooting were in stable condition. The report added that the man was injured by a gunshot wound to the buttocks, while a bullet grazed the woman's leg.
According to a witness, a movie named “Finesse” was being shown in the theater, and gun shots were heard during a question and answer session after the screening. An actor of the movie told 11Alive that one of the victims was a musician.
“We had a standing ovation, everybody was happy about the movie, but all of a sudden we go out into the concession and there were two shots,” Corey Crum, one of the film’s actors, told the Journal-Constitution. “A dude left grabbing his leg, and somebody else was grabbing their side, and people were lying around crying and hollering. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen before in my life.”