Gunman Attempts to Open Fire at Crowded Movie Theatre, Is Shot by Off Duty Cop, No Deaths
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|Incident at a Glance|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||Multiple|
Police are still investigating why a gunman tried to open fire in a San Antonio restaurant and then nearby movie theatre during a late night showing of “The Hobbit.”
What police do know is that no one died thanks to the actions off-duty police sergeant, identified as Lisa Castellano.
Castellano was off duty and was at the theatre as a private citizen when she saw the gunman with his weapon in his hand.
Castellano fired 4 shots and hit the man once, immediately ended the potential shooting spree.
Police believe the gunman may have been targeting his co-workers which were at the location and that a breakup with his girlfriend may have played a role as well.
Police say over 30 shots were fired, including the 4 fired by Castellano.
The suspect, if he survives, will likely face capital attempted murder charges since he fired at a police car at one point during the incident.
We at GSL applaud the bravery and quick actions of Ms. Castellano.
UPDATE: It appears Ms. Castellano was working as private security for the theatre during the incident.