Three Dead in Shooting at 'Trainwreck' Screening in Lafayette, Louisiana

A gunman opened fire in the theater last night.

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Last night, a gunman opened fire during a screening of Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana, firing indiscriminately at the crowd. He killed two and injuring nine before taking his own life, CNN reports

Police have identified the shooter as a 58-year-old male, but have not yet determined a motive. CNN notes that this shooting occurred less than a week after a jury delivered a guilty verdict to the man responsible for the 2012 Aurora, Colorado theater massacre.

According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who visited the scene hours after the shooting, two of the women in the theater were teachers, with one jumping in front of the other to shield her. "Her friend literally jumped over her and, by her account, actually saved her life," Jindal said. That woman then was able to pull a fire alarm to alert other moviegoers, he said.

Trainwreck star Amy Schumer responded to the news of the shooting via Twitter:

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