Friday, July 24, 2015
Gunman kills two and wounds nine at Louisiana movie theater: Shooter kills himself
A lone gunman opened fire at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater on Thursday killing two people and wounding nine more. The shooter then turned the gun on himself and took his own life.
Police later identified the shooter as a 58-year-old white man, but did not release his name because the investigation is ongoing.
We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker He (the shooter) wasn't saying anything. I didn't hear anybody screaming either," witness Katie Domingue said.
"About five seconds later, sirens went off and I realized it wasn't the movie. I saw a woman lying on the ground outside with blood everywhere. She was shot in the leg."
"We didn't know what to do. You're scared to walk through the parking lot. You don't know if the guy's in a car, hiding in the parking lot," witness Jalen Fernell said.
"The best thing anybody can do right now is to think about them, pray for them, shower them with your love is the most important thing we will get through this.
"We will get through this. We are a resilient community. This is an awful night for Lafayette. This is an awful night for Louisiana. This is an awful night for the United States," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said.
Keifer Sanders, who was in the movie theater across the hall from where the shooting happened in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Three people are confirmed dead in a shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.