Lafayette, LA (07/23/15) - Three people died and nine were wounded after a gunman opened fire in a movie theater on Thursday night, officials said. The shooting took place shortly before 7:30 p.m. during a showing of the comedy “Trainwreck” at the Grand Theater in Lafayette, a 16-screen multiplex on one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city. Chief Jim Craft of the Lafayette Police Department said that police officers entered the theater complex while the shooting was going on. When they got inside the theater, they found the gunman dead of a self-inflicted wound.
The shooter, John Russel Houser a 58-year-old man, killed two people and wounded nine others before he turned his gun on himself and took his own life.