One Dead, One Injured in Shooting at California Screening of 'Forever Purge'
01:56 GMT 28.07.2021 (Updated: 01:57 GMT 28.07.2021)
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The film “The Forever Purge,” released earlier this month, features an alternative universe in which the US legalizes murder for one night a year as a measure of easing social tension among the population.
The incident took place at a Regal Cinema, located nearly 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles. An 18-year-old girl reportedly died instantly and a 19-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds. The victim's “identification is being held pending notification to the next of kin,” the police said.
A suspect fled the scene and has reportedly not yet been apprehended. No weapon was found at the site. Police are investigating the incident.
“We don’t know what exactly happened in there,” spokesman Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis told KTLA. “We’re still taking a step-by-step process, going through every seat, going through every part of that movie theater to find any kind of evidence we have, and also asking for the public’s help at the same time.”