Woman shot after shushing moviegoers at Atlanta theater

The victim left the theater about 9:10 p.m. Saturday after she was shot in the shoulder.
The victim left the theater about 9:10 p.m. Saturday after she was shot in the shoulder.

A woman was shot at a southwest Atlanta movie theater after she turned around to shush the people sitting behind her, police said.

The 22-year-old victim was at the AMC Camp Creek 14 on Princeton Lakes Parkway to see a movie with her wife Saturday night, according to Atlanta police. She left the theater about 9:10 p.m. after she was shot in her shoulder and called for help from a nearby Walgreen’s.

“The investigation revealed that the victim and her wife were in a nearby movie theater watching a movie,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said in an emailed statement. “A group sitting behind the victim was being disruptive and (the victim) told them to be quiet.“

She realized she was shot after hearing a gunshot ring out, she told police.

The woman was stable when she was taken to a hospital, Grant said. No suspects have been identified as of Monday afternoon.

“The investigation remains ongoing,” Grant said.

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