The scene of the bloody act: Corona, California cinema
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Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed one person and seriously injured another in a movie theater in California.
The perpetrator was a 20-year-old in whose apartment a weapon was found, the police in the city of Corona announced on Wednesday.
The officials investigated, among other things, murder after an 18-year-old was shot and a 19-year-old was critically injured in a cinema in the place on Monday, it was said.
In addition to the firearm, investigators found other clues during a search of the suspect's apartment.
Police speak of a "heinous crime"
According to the information, the two cinema guests attended a screening of the horror film "The Forever Purge" together.
The woman died at the scene, the man was taken to the hospital.
According to media reports, he is a TikTok star.
The police spoke of a "heinous crime".
The US broadcaster CNN reported, citing the police, that cinema employees found the young people after the film was shown, which was attended by less than ten people.
At first it was not known whether the crime occurred during or after the end of the film.
According to the police, the motive is still unclear.
The attack did not appear to have been provoked, officials said.
Witness statements led the investigators to track down the alleged perpetrator.
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