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Cops shoot armed man in San Diego movie theater

Police shot and critically wounded a man suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun across a shopping mall parking lot near San Diego, Calif., before ducking into a crowded movie theater.

Officer David Stafford says no moviegoers were injured in the shooting in the Reading Cinemas theater on Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch, northeast of the city, on Saturday.

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A San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said the suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The owner of a business next to the theater said officers told him the armed man chased his girlfriend across a parking lot.

It was the second shooting at a San Diego County movie theater in as many days.

Authorities say a concession worker suffered an arm injury Friday night when a shot fired outside a San Marcos movie theater went through the lobby window and struck her.