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A shooter wounded a man inside a movie theater in Oakdale and remains on the run, authorities said Wednesday.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday inside one of the Marcus Cinema theaters in the 5600 block of N. Hadley Avenue, police said.

A 23-year-old man from Hugo was wounded and was taken to Regions Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is expected to recover, police said.

"We do not believe this to be a random act," a police statement read.

The shooter ran from the scene and has yet to be located, according to police.

The gunfire came during previews ahead of the movie "The Phone," Police Capt. Steve Goodwin said Thursday.