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50 Cent Movie Pulled From PA Theater After Fatal Shooting

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A man was shot and

killed Wednesday night (Nov. 9) at the Loews Waterfront movie theater in Homestead,

Pennsylvania, after viewing 50 Cent’s new movie, "Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

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Shelton Flowers, 30, was shot after a confrontation between

him and three other men in the movie theater’s bathroom.

According to reports, Shelton had just left the 9:00pm showing

of 50 Cent’s semi-autobiographical film.

Flowers was shot in the thigh and chest and died later at UPMC

Presbyterian hospital.

The three men fled and witnesses have yet to come forward despite

a sizable crowd for a Wednesday night.

An off-duty officer was in the building, but the assailants

were able to escape when Flowers collapsed in front of the officer.

The movie has been pulled from the Waterfront Theater until

homicide detectives complete their case.

“This isn’t the first time violence broke out at [that]

Loews’s theater,” a local resident told AllHipHop.com. “If you ask

me Loews doesn’t have enough security for the neighborhood it’s in. It’s

sitting right in the middle of three different hoods. Rankin, Braddock and Homestead…I’m

not a 50 Cent fan, but they shouldn’t ban a movie just because violence broke

out. They should do a better job of overseeing a safe and fun environment.”

Advertisements depicting 50 Cent holding two guns caused outrage

in several U.S. cities before being released.

Billboard advertisements were pulled in various cities, including

Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

In related news, Mike Navarre, the police chief of Toledo, Ohio

asked the National Amusements movie theater chain to pull the movie as well,

fearing the flick could incite more violence.

Last month, a riot broke out in the city over a planned neo-Nazi

march, which was canceled. The movie chain denied Navarre’s request but said

they would not show the movie at any of the midnight showings.

Navarre said there

would be extra security during the film’s showing.

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