Atlanta police are searching for the gunman who shot two people inside the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema on Tuesday evening, a movie theater popular with Atlanta’s LGBT community and home to the annual LGBT film festival Out On Film.
The incident happened around 10 p.m. reportedly following the premiere of the comedy “Finesse,” per a report by the AJC.
A man was shot in the buttocks and a woman was grazed in the leg, with both taken by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital and currently in stable condition according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee, who says the incident started as a verbal altercation that escalated to gunfire.
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“We had a standing ovation, everybody was happy about the movie, but all of a sudden we go out into the concession and there were two shots,” Corey Crum, one of the film’s actors, told the AJC. “A dude left grabbing his leg, and somebody else was grabbing their side, and people were lying around crying and hollering. It was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen before in my life.”