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Nationwide Violence Mars Opening of 'Boyz' Movie


Two 17-year-old girls from Lake View Terrace, Leteia and Yalonda, said they were in a neighboring theater watching "Terminator 2" when several youths they believed to be gang members rushed into their theater with armed rivals in pursuit.

"We saw people running past us with guns," Leteia said. "We knew we should get the hell out of there--but where? It was too crazy."

Five people were wounded in gunfire in and around the theater and a nearby parking garage, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said. They were identified as Trevon Boyd, 17; Andrew Adkins, 17; Deaun Allen, 17; Derrick Hubbard, 21, and Duane Springs, 22. All are Los Angeles area residents. None of the wounds was life-threatening, hospital officials said.

Sheriff's Sgt. Larry Lincoln said the motive for the shootings was unclear. No suspects were in custody Saturday.

In Chino, a shooting at the Movies 8 complex left John Lewis, 19, of Chino in critical condition in Loma Linda Hospital. Another victim, Antwan Woods, 18, was being treated for a leg wound. No suspects were in custody, police said.

In Upland, four people were wounded when shooting started during what police described as a confrontation between rival Pomona gangs.

A 33-year-old Upland man who was shot in the back and a 16-year-old Pomona girl who was shot in the leg were in fair condition. Two others sufferred minor wounds.

Two men and one juvenile were booked for attempted murder, police said. The men were identified as Billy Hunter, 24, and James Robins, 21, both of Pomona.

Times staff writer David J. Fox and Times wire services contributed to this story.

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