Man, 24, shoots and kills self in movie theater

Man, 24, shoots and kills self in movie theater

EUGENE, Ore. -- A 24-year-old man shot and killed himself inside a movie theater at a shopping mall during a screening of the movie "The Watchmen" just past midnight Monday.

The report of a gun fired at the Regal Cinemas in Valley River Center mall came in at 12:15 a.m. Monday.

There were about 10 other people in the theater at the time, according to police. The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was seated in the back corner of the theater.

The closest person to the gunman was two rows away. No one else was injured.

Movie goers reported hearing a popping sound during the late-night showing. The manager contacted police.

Officers were on scene for about three hours.

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