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Cinema-goer dies after being shot in Florida texting row

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Cinema-goer dies after being shot in Florida texting row

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A US cinema-goer died after being shot by a former police officer in a row about texting, officials say.

Curtis Reeves, 71, opened fire after asking a man in front of him to stop sending texts, a police spokesman said.

The victim, Chad Oulson, 43, died in hospital.

The men were at a screening of new war film Lone Survivor near Tampa, Florida.

Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder.

Oulson’s wife was wounded trying to protect her husband, but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.