VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Four moviegoers were shot, one of them fatally, when two groups of teen-agers opened fire in a packed theater showing the film "The Godfather, Part III" Tuesday night.
About one hour into the film, the two groups started arguing and then began shooting, the police said. But the theater was dark, and none of the victims -- two teen-age boys and a young couple -- belonged to either group.
"All the victims were innocent bystanders," said Detective Sgt. William Cocks of the Nassau County Police Department's homicide squad.
No arrests have been made, and the police have few leads, Sergeant Cocks said.
He said spent shells showed that the two groups had at least four pistols between them -- three automatics and a revolver -- and fired as many as 25 shots.