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2 dead, several injured in La. theater shooting, officials say

23 Jul

A man opened fire Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., leaving two people dead and several injured, according to authorities.

City Marshal Brian Pope confirmed to The (Lafayette, La.) Daily Advertiser that six people were injured at the Grand Theatre.

The shooter then turned the gun on himself  and is dead, Pope said.

Clay Henry, vice president of operations for Acadian Ambulance, said two people were dead, including the gunman, and  that 10 people all together were shot, according to The Associated Press.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was on his way to the scene late Thursday to meet with Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson.

No one with any information on the shooting could be reached at the Lafayette Police Department late Thursday. A woman who answered the phone at the Sheriff’s Office said she was not at liberty to say anything about the shooting and referred back to the police department.

Witness Katie Domingue of Carencro, La., told The Advertiser that she was at the theater with her fiance for the 7 p.m. showing of Trainwreck when, about 20 minutes into the movie, she heard a loud noise. She looked up and saw “an older white man” shooting, but not in her direction, she said.

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

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