Movie theater confrontation ends with youth shot in leg

March 24, 2019

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — State police say a struggle over a gun in a western Pennsylvania movie theater ended with one youth shot in the leg.

Police in Washington County say six male juveniles were at Regal Cinemas in North Franklin Township just before midnight Saturday “causing a disturbance and continuously moving around and changing their seats.”

Police say other moviegoers asked the teens to remain in their seats. Authorities say a man approached the group and an altercation ensued and spilled into the hallway toward the exit.

Police say a firearm was brandished and one juvenile was hit in the lower leg when the gun discharged during a struggle. He and the man were treated at hospitals and released.

Police are investigating to determine whether charges are warranted.