Why is it that film theaters appear to usually be the place the place horrible issues occur? A younger couple was out on a date final Friday night time when an altercation within the car parking zone led to each of them being run over by a automobile and left one lifeless. What makes all of it worse is that it was the daddy of 1 member of the couple that prompted the tragedy.
All of it happened in Arlington, Texas final Friday night time when 22-year-old Omar Soto and his girlfriend had been leaving an area movie show with a 3rd pal. They had been then approached by Rafael Brena Arteaga, the 43-year-old father of Soto’s girlfriend. Based on police, as reported by the Daily Mail, Arteaga requested Soto what his identify was, Soto responded together with his identify, then Artega shot him a number of occasions. The girl then tried to assist Soto, and which level the attacker ran over each of them with a automobile.
When police arrived Omar Soto was already lifeless and the girl was critically injured. She was transported to an area hospital the place she recognized the shooter as her father. Two hours later, the shooter’s pickup truck was situated and he was discovered inside, lifeless of an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound. Rafael Brena Arteaga is being described as being “possessive” of his daughter, however past that, there isn’t a recognized motive for the assault. Arteaga was a licensed gun proprietor with no legal file in response to authorities.
There’s actually no motive on this planet that can make an occasion like this make any sense in any respect. Based mostly on the truth that the attacker needed to ask his sufferer’s identify, it signifies that the assault wasn’t even particularly directed at this man, simply no matter man occurred to be there on the time. There is no protection towards an assault that random.
Movie theaters have been the positioning of quite a few violent events in recent times. Whereas this assault appears small compared to the mass shootings which have taken place inside theaters, it is nonetheless a tragic instance of real-life violence happening at a location that’s designed for enjoyable and escape. Contemplating the variety of people who had been round, even an apparently centered assault like this might have degenerated into one thing far bigger, which is without doubt one of the causes that film theaters may be so doubtlessly harmful. Whereas there are steps that may be taken to make theaters themselves safer, it is a considerably completely different matter relating to the large open car parking zone.
For the family and friends of Omar Soto the occasion is tragic sufficient. Whether or not there may be any extra data that can assist make sense of it stays to be seen.