Home News Breaking: 2 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

Breaking: 2 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

96
0
SHARE
Lafayette Police Department and Louisiana State Police units block an entrance road following a shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
Lafayette Police Department and Louisiana State Police units block an entrance road following a shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)


UPDATE: 
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette movie theater:

11 p.m.

Lafayette police say they know the identity of the gunman in a movie theater shooting but are not releasing it at this point.

Police say the 58-year-old white man died of a self-inflicted gunshot. At least two people were killed in the Thursday night shooting.

They also said they closed other theaters in the area out of precaution.

10:30 p.m.

An ambulance official is now saying that nine people were brought to the hospital after a shooting at a movie theater Thursday night.

Acadian Ambulance Vice President of Operations Clay Henry had initially said eight people were brought to the hospital after the shooting at the Grand Theatre.

Henry said two people, including the gunman, were pronounced dead on arrival.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tweeted that he was on his way to Lafayette. “Please say a prayer for the victims at the Grand Theatre and their families,” he posted.

 

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday night, killing at least one person and injuring at least six others before shooting himself, officials said.

The shooting took place at the Grand Theatre in the city of Lafayette, said Clay Henry, vice president of operations for Acadian Ambulance.

Henry said eight people were brought to the hospital and that two, including the gunman, were pronounced dead on arrival.

Henry said emergency workers got the call to go to the theater about 7:30 p.m. He did not immediately have any additional information.

The Daily Advertiser quoted City Marshal Brian Pope as saying that the shooter turned the gun on himself after firing at the others, and that six people were injured.

The shooting happened about 20 minutes into a 7 p.m. showing of the movie “Train Wreck,” according to the newspaper, which quoted theatergoer Katie Domingue.

“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” Domingue told the newspaper. Domingue said she saw “an older white man” standing up and shooting down into the theater, but not in her direction.

“He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said.

Domingue told the newspaper she heard about six shots before she and her fiance ran to the nearest exist, leaving behind her shoes and purse.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here