Shooting at Edwards San Marcos Movie Theater Leaves One Person Injured

The incident was reported at 9:08 p.m. Friday at Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18. Officials reported a female was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A gunshot fired from outside a movie theater in San Marcos Friday night struck an employee inside the theater, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The female employee was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover after the bullet struck her in an arm, said Sgt. David Schaller.

Authorities suspect the shot was fired from the parking lot of Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 at 1180 W. San Marcos Blvd. just after 9 p.m., shattering a glass door facing a parking lot, according to Schaller. Investigators said it does not appear that the theater was the intended target.

Gang detectives from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station responded and are conducting the investigation.  

Were you at the movies Friday night when this happened? Do you feel safe at Edwards in San Marcos? Tell us what you think of this incident in the comments section below.

Davis January 12, 2013 at 07:24 AM
We were there. Came out of the theater right after it happened. Lots of police cars all over the area. Two helicopters and fire truck.
Jason Hansen January 12, 2013 at 07:39 AM
Deanne- Thanks for reporting on this. I too was there just after it happened. Do I feel safe? Well, I would be in the camp with many others that when I visit there, I have always had to have my guard up - this only reminds me why.
H Knight January 12, 2013 at 09:23 AM
I arrived at the theatre at 10:30 pm and freaked out by all of the police cars and news reporters I asked the theatre employee what was going on before I purchased our tickets. The employee stated that she could not comment but assured me everything was okay. After we got in and were sitting in our seats I googled the theatre in the news and learned of the shooting. I immediately walked back out and asked an employee if the police had felt that the theatre was safe and secured, she assured me that it was. I went back into the theatre shaken up and upset that the employees didn't tell us about the situation when we asked. I understand that they don't want anyone to panic but I feel that I had a right to know and am upset with the theatre's decision to refuse to alert the patrons entering the their theatre. We saw the police giving the okay to the employees and felt safe enough to return to our movie. It took a while to relax and enjoy the film.
Bobbie Henry January 12, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I was at that theater a bit earlier; exited about 6. I suppose I'm still living in 'la la land' and never even give a thought to danger when venturing out in my own neighborhood. When I saw the headline in The Patch this morning, it sure woke me up! But will I change my behaviors? Nah, life goes on...
Ron Haugland January 12, 2013 at 06:57 PM
No I don't feel safe now. When we go to a show this is where we usually go. I will not be going back there.
Leopold January 12, 2013 at 07:16 PM
What?? Is it now the Encinitas Patch's agenda and duty to pose questions which appear to instll fear in movie goers now? Do you plan to ask that question every time an incident occurs locally in the future? If so, do you have an ultimate goal you hope to reach or is it to cause additional sensationalism in hope of building readers and ratings?
jayne hall January 12, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I will be carrying the next time I go
Gabriela January 12, 2013 at 08:22 PM
My younger sibling was at the movie theater yesterday night and called me to tell me that a employee got shot while she was there. I went to pick her up as soon as possible. I never imagined something like that would ever happen. I definately do not feel safe in there anymore and don't feel comftorable with my sister going there anymore.
crazy January 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM
The headline of this story was constructed to perpetuate the sensationalism of "shootings" and the rhetoric of "gun control". From the information provided, there was not a shooting. A stray bullet came through the window and caused a minor injury to one of the workers. For all we know, it could have been another deputy from Carlsbad who missed shooting himself this time. So, the headline does not match the story, but adds fuel to the fire. How many people were injured on the roadways Friday night? Many, many more people die from medical mistakes, pharmaceuticals etc. In fact, I think it's our biggest cause of death right now. Would that keep you from going to the hospital? I saw a tv drama show last night that featured a wacko in the park pointing a gun at school children on a field trip. The more this can be sensationalized and kept on the tv, where most people get their so called information, the easier it is for THTB to create a monopoly of weapons and violence for themselves. Just to put things in perspective: http://www.naturalnews.com/038649_parlor_tricks_illusion_government.html http://www.naturalnews.com/038616_John_Noveske_mysterious_death_car_crash.html http://www.naturalnews.com/038615_Obama_Hitler_Stalin.html
crazy January 12, 2013 at 10:29 PM
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." -- George Washington, Commanding General of the Continental Army, Father of Our Country and First President of the United States, Address to the 2nd Session, 1st Congress, 1789. "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in Government." -- Thomas Jefferson, Author of The Declaration of Independence, and President of the United States.
Trista Lara January 13, 2013 at 02:22 AM
My dad almost went there. I am NEVER going there again. My Pastors SON almost got shot by 5 inches. I never knew it would happen at Edwards. And im definitely not going there.
truth be told January 13, 2013 at 05:51 AM
Wow. People are ridiculous. This was a bullet from the parking lot outside the theater! It could happen ANYWHERE!!! A grocery store parking lot, a restaurant parking lot, a Starbucks...To say: "I'm never going there again" is paranoia. What are you going to do? Avoid society as a whole just out of fear? It's an unfortunate reality of today's society and to allow yourself to succumb to it is sad.
myowncompass January 13, 2013 at 06:58 AM
sensationalist media. *rolls eyes* oceanside has had gang violence for decades and THIS is how you approach the subject? Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch you SUCK.
againstthegrain January 13, 2013 at 08:44 AM
Maybe the ticket window lines will be a little shorter now.
Billie Kazerus January 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM
You say that as if it was the theater's fault! As if the stray bullet could not have hit a different target. As if YOU not going somewhere is going to make the situation better. How silly! You want to make a difference? Then remember this, There would be much less gun play in the streets if the perpetrators KNEW that someone could shoot back at them.
Billie Kazerus January 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Well said Crazy!
Jimmy Almond January 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Crazy, you are correct! The liberal media is pathetic. They're using any and all shootings to further their gun control agenda.
Ron Selkovitch January 14, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Someone gets shot and the NRA supporters come out in full force to point in every direction - but at the gun.
Ron Selkovitch January 14, 2013 at 05:50 PM
You are correct, truthbetold ,it could happen anywhere, and the more guns there are,, the more likely it is to happen.
Ron Selkovitch January 14, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Jimmy, the Liberal media has no advantage to gun control, but the NRA and the firearms industry are making out in millions, and you are their gullible promoters.
Ron Selkovitch January 14, 2013 at 06:03 PM
"When governments fear the people, there is liberty," reads the quotation. "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." BOGUS STATEMENT, check it out.
Ron Selkovitch January 14, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Jayne, let us know when you go and I'll be sure not to to be there
crazy January 14, 2013 at 07:06 PM
"You are correct, truthbetold ,it could happen anywhere, and the more (cars, hospitals, bolts of lightening) guns there are,, the more likely it is to happen." Your blanky is showing.
jenny January 16, 2013 at 04:15 AM
my sister was going to the movie theaters at 6:00 but she decided to go to the esco one. she did the right thing. and she went with her boyfriend.


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