One dead, one injured over texting at the movies




A Pasco County  man and woman were shot this afternoon while awaiting a showing of "Lone Survivor. " Before the movie began, one member of the couple was texting, which started an altercation with the suspected gunman, which ended in gunfire. The husband and wife  were both taken to a Tampa area hospital by ambulance, where the husband  has died, and the wife is suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

I guess we should really heed the pre-show messaging to silence our cellphones, huh? What's next, metal detectors at the theater?

Read more about this developing story, here.

Look for our review of "Lone Survivor" in Wednesday's issue!

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.