A man fumbling with his gun shot a woman at a movie theater in Washington state — then took off, authorities said Friday night.
The victim was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the torso following the shooting late Thursday night in Renton.
She was in the theater watching the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” when the shooting occurred, CNN affiliate KOMO reported.
“There was a gunshot, and we thought it was a light bulb exploding in the theater, so no one really reacted,” David Grushke, who was in the theater, told the affiliate.
Preliminary accounts indicate the suspect was intoxicated when his gun went off and hit a moviegoer in front of him, the Renton Police Department said in a statement.
“The suspect left the theater and has not been located,” police said.
Renton is about 10 miles from Seattle.