Police: Drunk Man Accidentally Shot Woman At Screening Of Benghazi Movie

Regal Cinemas Renton, Washington
January 22, 2016 10:57 am

Police in a Seattle suburb have arrested a man who they believe accidentally shot a woman at a Thursday night screening of Michael Bay’s new Benghazi thriller, according to The Seattle Times.

The 29-year-old man brought a loaded gun to a showing of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” at the Regal Cinemas in Renton, Washington, police told the Times. The man, who police believe was was intoxicated, fumbled with the gun, which accidentally discharged and hit a 40-year-old woman seated nearby in the shoulder. The report didn’t specify the type of firearm the man was carrying.

The woman was in serious but stable condition in an intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, the Times reported.

The suspect reportedly left the theater after the shooting and went to a restaurant in the vicinity, where witnesses saw him drop the gun on the floor and pick it back up. He turned himself in shortly afterward, according to the Times.

Washington is an open-carry state.

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