Shots at San Diego movie theater linked to domestic violence; Suspect in custody

A man who fired shots at the Carmel Mountain Ranch movie theater in San Diego, Calif., is reportedly in custody tonight after causing panic at the shopping center.

Word of a disturbance at the shopping center traveled quickly via social media.

10News is reporting thatย one person with a gunshot wound was transported to Palomar Medical Center for treatment.

Twitchy will continue to monitor the situation and update as details emerge.

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10News is reporting that the person injured was an armed man, whom police confronted inside a movie theater following a domestic violence incident outside.

The incident started as a domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend shortly before 2 p.m. across the street in the parking lot of a Best Buy, according to police at the scene.

Police told 10News that officers were looking for who they described as an Asian man with a gun. The suspect was spotted at the shopping center shortly before 2:30 p.m. and police apparently confronted him inside the theater.

  • JohnChristianJr

    Took my concealed carry course today. Will schedule my e-file registration appointment Monday, and hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll be able to lawfully defend myself.

  • Joe W.

    Maybe we should ban movie theaters??

  • b_truit

    Please read this veterans take on gun control. Needs to be posted everywhere.

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

    –Right-wing Teebaggr extremist nutjob Thomas Paine

  • Michael Hampton

    Where were all of those gun-toting citizens who were supposed to end his reign of terror?

    • GTFOBigGovt

      There was no reign of terror he ran in the theater to hide after domestic violence in the mall and threatened the cops with his handgun. Nice try, tho.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Irony. Violent films are fine per Hollywood but seem to attract lunatics to the theaters where unarmed citizens are likely to be.

    Kinda funny if people stop going to movies therein hurting these Hollywood liberals.

    Theater showing: Jack Reacher, Gangster Squad, Texas Chainsaw, Django, Zero Dark 30, Lincoln.

    • Michael Hampton

      Funny. Canadians watch the same movies and they also own just as many guns as Americans do. And yet they don’t have anywhere NEAR the violence that we do. Hmm. I guess you can’t blame the movies can you.