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

December 5, 2010 |  2:35 pm

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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