Magazine article Screen International

Tennessee Theatre Gunman Shot Dead

Magazine article Screen International

Tennessee Theatre Gunman Shot Dead

Article excerpt

INITIAL REPORT: Police shot dead a man armed with a gun, axe and pepper spray on Weenesday afternoon after he began attacking people at a cinema in Nashville, Tennessee.

The incident at the Carmike Hickory 8 site in Antioch occurred during a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road at around 1.13pm local tim..

According to reports police responding to calls entered the auditorium and engaged in a fatal exchange of gunfire after the attacker shot at them and attempted to escape via a rear door.

Police did not identify the man at time of writing but did say they believed he could have been a white, 51-year-old local. Officers were working to establish the contents of two backpacks leftby the suspect at the scene.

Four people were being treated, one for a minor hatchet wound and three for exposure to pepper spray. …

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