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Reports of gunshots fired in parking lot of Hollywood's ArcLight Cinemas

Dozens of moviegoers were stuck at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood for about two hours early Sunday after reports of gunshots in the theater's adjacent parking lot, authorities said.

Los Angeles police officers arrived at the multiplex in the 6300 block of Sunset Boulevard about 3 a.m., Sgt. Chad Lewis said. No injuries were reported.

Moviegoers who had attended late-night screenings were not allowed to leave the theater lobby or parking lot as police searched the grounds.

Hollywood resident Tim Neenan, 25, said he had just seen the film "Black Swan" and was on the sixth floor of the parking lot about 2:30 a.m. when he heard what sounded like multiple gunshots. Police then shut down the exits, searched beneath vehicles, conducted pat-downs and asked people to open their trunks, Neenan said.

A man who answered the theater’s guest services line said he was aware there was an incident but offered no further details.


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tho cops put the lock down they were chasin mostly hollywood, cars in the garage honking, casing the joint we had to sneak in the back to get out the front. no bullet holes in the ride.

What corporations are making and selling all these guns that are everywhere today? Most killings are by gun shot. The weapons we create will be used against us.

According to my time, it occurred at around 2:21 am. I just past the structure a minute before the shooting. There were two shots, followed by three more thereafter. I'm not trying to implying anything, but the club right across the structure just closed and there were hoards of people fraternizing outside.


I sure hope your weapon-disarming Kung Fu skills are in top form when a gun carrying thug decides to threaten your life. In the meantime, I'll be carrying a gun.

There's an old saying: Don't bring pacifism to a gunfight. It's OK to be a peace lovin' sheep/victim-in-waiting but for God's sake, don't endanger everyone else by imposing your personal ideology on them.


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