Breakup Triggered Theater Shooting

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:37pm

Investigators say man that opened fire outside of San Antonio theater was targeting coworkers.

Sunday night's shooting outside of a San Antonio theater was not a random, mass-shooting attempt like the ones in Newtown, Connecticut or Aurora, Colorado.

Investigators say that young man who fired several shots was angry after his girlfriend broke up with him.

There are bullet holes in the exterior of the theater, but the gunman wasn't trying to hit movie-goers.

He was apparently targeting some of his co-workers who he had chased out of a restaurant located
right across the parking lot.

The gunman, identified as 19-year-old Jesus Manuel Garcia, didn't appear to be firing indiscriminately. Witnesses saw him chasing someone who ran into the bathroom.

"A lot of people were hiding in the restroom, so I can only imagine the person he was chasing after ran inside the restroom," said Joseph Monsalvo, who saw the gunman briefly, before running out an exit.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says the off-duty sergeant, who was working security, heard the gunshots and came running. She saw the gunman coming out of the men's restroom. The Sheriff's Office says the gunman did not shoot at her, but his gun was drawn so she opened fire.
 

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