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GROAN - Shooting Erupts At 'Notorious' Screening In NC; All Showings Suspended Indefinitely

I'd like to say that I'm surprised; alas, I'm not. Bullshit like this seems to happen more often than not, when films of this nature are screened, and will likely continue to happen, as long as there are knuckleheads present, dead-set (pun intended) on living up to the potential that their name implies!

Read on...

GREENSBORO - A 32-year-old man was shot twice in the abdomen during an argument and an estimated 700 people were evacuated when gunfire broke out at a Greensboro movie theater Friday night.

The sound of a gunshot echoed throughout the lobby of the Grand 18 at Four Seasons Station just after 9 p.m. as moviegoers waited to get into opening night showings of "Notorious" - the life and death story of the rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Greensboro police Lt. James Hinson said the victim, identified early Saturday morning as Clive O’Connor, was rushed to Moses Cone Hospital, where he underwent surgery. His medical condition was not immediately available.

No suspects were in custody late Friday night.

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Rapper and actor Jamal "Gravy" Woolard, who plays B.I.G. in the film, was in the theater at the time of the shooting, police and witnesses said.

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The movie theater and parking lot... were evacuated after dozens of police swarmed to the scene.

"We were just standing there talking and we heard a 'Pow!'" said Jasmine Seapoe, who was with a group of friends waiting to get into a 9:30 p.m. showing of "Notorious."

"The next thing we know there were a bunch of people running in the opposite direction, and the cops came and asked us if we saw anything and started directing everyone to get out," she said.

The Grand 18 will honor tickets today for customers whose movies were interrupted by the shooting Friday, said Lisa Burwell, a spokeswoman for Southern Theaters, the parent company of the Grand 18.

... All showings of "Notorious" will be suspended indefinitely at the Grand 18, Burwell said. Customers with tickets to Friday's showing of "Notorious" should contact the theater for details regarding a refund.

So it goes... and goes... and goes...

Here's yet another incident: 4 stabbed during club's party for 'Notorious' film
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You know the press just LOVES finding and printing stories like these... why make it easy for them.

via
NEWS RECORD

2 comments:

  1. must love movies said...
     

    wow

  2. Aziza said...
     

    I actually was contemplating whether to see it this weekend or wait and avoid things like this that some folks predicted would happen.

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