The victim told investigators a group behind her in the theater was being too loud. She got into a brief argument with them, at which point one of them pulled out a handgun and fired. The victim realized she was shot after hearing the gunshot ring out, she told police.
The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.
King’s criminal history includes arrests for theft and drug possession, according to police. Crawford had no criminal history.
Three weeks after that incident, three teenagers were shot Jan. 30 at the same shopping center. Two 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old were shot after they were seen walking in the area near America Deli and CamiCakes, witnesses told police. At some point, a man in a black jacket fired shots into the crowd of people, striking them, a police spokesman said. All three teens survived their injuries.
The shooting prompted East Point city leaders to approve a new curfew that prohibits anyone younger than 18 from being on city streets between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.