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A shooting at a movie theater in Florida on Monday injured at least two people. Law enforcement officials say the suspected gunman is in police custody.

The shooting occurred inside the Grove 16 & CineBistro Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida before a screening of the movie "Lone Survivor" began.

Pasco County Sheriff, Chris Nocco said the shooting occurred when one theater patron took out his cell phone and began texting, which annoyed the shooter. An altercation ensued between the shooter and the victim before the shooter pulled out a .380 hand gun and shot and killed the victim.

Sheriff Nocco said the shooting was an isolated incident, and that there is no threat to the community.

Mass shootings at privately owned public places are becoming common in cities accross the United States.

Police were involved in a two hour standoff with a suspected gunman at the Carmike 15 Cinema near Raleigh, North Carolina in November, 2013. No injuries were reported in the dramatic theater standoff which ended peacefully.

Following the July, 2012 deadly massacre at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, law enforcement officials across the United States have stepped up security at "soft targets," such as movie theaters and shopping malls where crowds gather and ensuring public safety is challenging.

In July, 2012, James Holmes walked into a crowded movie theater armed with an AR-15 rifle, two handguns and a gas mask and opened fire during a midnight Batman "The Dark Knight Rises" movie premiere in Aurora, Colorado.

The mass shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in which 12 people were killed and 59 more were wounded is among the deadliest shooting massacres in U.S. history.

Following the deadly massacre at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, law enforcement officials across the United States have stepped up security at "soft targets," such as movie theaters and shopping malls where crowds gather.

However, homeland security experts admit that public safety at large venues remains challenging.

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