A man opened fire following an argument in a film theatre in Shiggaon town in the Haveri district. The youth was injured, but there is no risk to his life, reports.
Gunshots in the film theatre
A 28-year-old man was wounded after he was shot twice by an unknown person at Rajashree movie theatre in Karnataka’s Haveri during a screening of ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. The theatre is in Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s home constituency ‘Shiggaon’ of the Haveri district.
Later, the injured person, Vasanthkumar Shivapur of Mugali village, was admitted to KIMS Hospital in Hubballi and is said to be out of danger.
Police gave out a statement
According to the police, Vasanthkumar came to the theatre with his friends to watch the movie. When he put his legs on the front seat, that person began an argument with him and he left the theatre. After a few minutes, he returned with a pistol and shot at Vasanthkumar.
“The injured person had no hostility with others. On Tuesday after working in agriculture fields, the victim came to a night show with his friends as he was a huge fan of actor Yash. The shooter has fled and efforts are being made to catch him. List of licensed gun holders is also being checked,” police said.
The eyewitnesses said the accused fired three rounds, one in the air and two on the stomach of the victim. After the first round was fired, people in the theatre including Vasanthkumar’s friends rushed outside. The police ran to the spot and shifted the injured person to the hospital for treatment.
Haveri superintendent of police Hanumantharaya said they have formed two teams to investigate and catch the accused. After confining the suspected person they will reveal further details.