Gunman opens fire in Lousiana movie theatre, leaving one dead and at least six injured


National Post

LAFAYETTE, La. — A gunman opened fire at a movie theatre 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 theatre 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.

Treylan Arceneaux via AP Treylan Arceneaux via AP

The shooting happened about 20 minutes into a 7 p.m. showing of the movie “Train Wreck,” according to the…

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