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‘Trainwreck’ Shooting: 3 Dead & 9 Injured During Screening In Louisiana

Thu, July 23, 2015 10:10pm EDT by Chris Rogers 2 Comments

So sad. Three people are dead and nine people were injured during a horrific shooting inside a screening of ‘Trainwreck’ in Lafayette, Louisiana. Find out all the details here.

This is so devastating. An “older white male,” who was attending a July 23 screening of Trainwreck at Grand 16 Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, reportedly stood up, 20 minutes into the movie, and started shooting at the audience. Three people, including the gunman, are now dead, while nine people were left injured.


“It really is a chaotic scene.” police chief Jim Craft told reporters, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Variety. Right now, no motive is known.

The shooter, who witnesses are describing as an “older white male,” allegedly shot and killed himself after targeting his fellow moviegoers. Emergency workers reportedly got the call to go to the theater about 7:30 p.m., Clay Henry, who is vice president of operations for Acadian Ambulance, told The Associated Press. Upon arrival, the gunman and one other person were pronounced dead. Eight other people were rushed to the hospital with injuries, but one later died.

“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” Katie Domingue of Carencro, who was at the 7 p.m. showing of Trainwreck, told The Daily Advertiser. “He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” she said. Katie further explained she heard about six shots before she and her fiance, Joshua Doggett, ran to the nearest exit, leaving behind her shoes and purse.

The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, is on his way to Lafayette, but he’s asking for everyone to pray for the victims. See his tweets below.

Amy Schumer, who stars in the movie, took to Twitter to share her sorrow.

This shooting comes three years and three days after James Holmes shot 12 people dead and left 70 injured in a movie theater, during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, on July 20, 2012.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected during this horrific shooting.

— Chris Rogers


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