Moviegoer Shot Dead In Wesley Chapel, Florida, For Texting During Screening Of 'Lone Survivor' (VIDEO)

A man has been killed and his wife injured after a shooting in an US movie theatre over the use of a mobile phone during a film.

The incident, in Wesley Chapel, Florida, occurred on Monday afternoon. Both victims were flown to a hospital in Tampa where the man was reported dead. The woman's injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The couple were sitting in front of the suspected gunman during a screening of Lone Survivor. According to the local sheriff’s report, one of the victims started texting on their phone, leading to an altercation and the shooting.

The suspected gunman was taken into custody outside the theatre having been restrained by other moviegoers.