2 killed, several injured in Louisiana theater shooting

Updated: 2015-07-24 11:00


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WASHINGTON -- Two people were killed, including the gunman, several others injured at a movie theater in the US state of Louisiana during a showing of the film "Train Wreck", local media reported Thursday.

A gunman fatally shot at least one person and injured eight others at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, before killing himself on Thursday, according to police and local media.

The local Advertiser newspaper reported that the gunfire broke out during a 7 p.m. showing of the film "Train Wreck".

Witness Katie Domingue told the paper that the gunman was an older white man who stood up in the theater and began shooting.

"He wasn't saying anything. I didn't hear anybody screaming either," Domingue said.

Lafayette police said in a tweet that they were "working a shooting at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street" and that it involved multiple victims.

"Prayers for Lafayette at Grand Theater. Talking to state police colonel about shooting in Lafayette," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wrote on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.