Another theater shooting reported this afternoon at a theater in a suburb of Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville police report the suspect is dead. So far, no word of other casualties. A backpack believed to have been carried by the shooter was being inspected.
The Tennessean reports the gunman, who also had a hatchet, was killed by police during a show of “Mad Max.” The report says one person may have been injured by the hatchet, but only a bruise according to one Twitter account. Three people also may have been exposed to pepper spray.
Police said the shooter was killed by a SWAT team after the shooter had earlier exchanged fire with another police officer.
UPDATE: Actually, the dead man didn’t have a real gun, though it easily could have been mistaken for one, police said.