Shot fired inside crowded Malco theater

Shot fired inside crowded Malco theater

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man opened fire inside a crowded movie theater Friday night.

Memphis Police Department said the shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. at the Malco Paradiso off S. Mendenhall Road.

The man fired his gun into the ceiling of the theater. Nobody was injured by the shot; however, several people suffered minor injuries while running out of the theater.

The man who fired the shot has not been arrested or identified.

MPD released pictures of two suspects, a man and a woman, who got into an argument with two women at the movie theater before the shooting. The woman in the pictures turned herself in, and police have cleared her name in the investigation.

The man is described as wearing a black nylon zip-up hoodie, white pants, and white tennis shoes.

Malco released the following statement on the matter:

Last night at approximately 11:40 pm, there was an isolated incident at the Malco Paradiso where an individual fired a single shot into the ceiling of an auditorium.  Security was on site, and police responded within minutes to begin investigating.  A few injuries occurred while patrons were exiting the auditorium, and thankfully no one was seriously hurt.  The safety of our patrons will always be our highest priority, and we are fully cooperating with the police in this matter as they continue to review our video surveillance.

If you can help MPD with this case, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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