A man was shot dead at a Latvian cinema after eating his popcorn too loudly during a screen of Black Swan, according to reports. Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member who later died of his wounds. The conflict took place as the credits rolled during a screen of the Oscar-nominated film “Black Swan”, according to police in the Baltic state. Witnesses told the Latvian news agency Leta that it arose over how loudly the deceased man was eating his popcorn. Gun-crime is relatively rare in Latvia, a European Union nation of 2.2 million.
Words fail. Violence has become the first step and not a last resort after every other avenue has been exhausted.
- Man Shot Dead in front of His Daughter in Riga Cinema (nowpublic.com)