A man opened fire during a screening of Trainwreck at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana Thursday night, killing three people (including himself) and injuring nine. Police have identified the gunman as John Russell Houser, 59. Authorities describe him as a “drifter.”
Lafayette Chief of Police Jim Craft discussed the tragedy at a press conference, saying the affected people were rushed to the hospital with injuries that “range from non-life threatening to critical and life-threatening.”
Amy Schumer, the star of Trainwreck, is one of many celebrities who expressed their shock, sadness, and outrage over this horrific incident on Twitter. Read what they had to say below.
My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 24, 2015
ANOTHER shooting. What is happening. So sad. Thoughts are with the family's of those injured and killed x
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) July 24, 2015
— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) July 24, 2015
So sad to hear about the #Lafayette shooting. Prayers go to the victims and their families.
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) July 24, 2015
praying for everyone in Lafayette. so sad to hear about another shooting, especially so close to home.
— Sadie Robertson (@sadierob) July 24, 2015
— Dorinda Medley (@DorindaMedley) July 24, 2015
140 characters isn't enough to express the rage, sadness, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, fear & numbness WHYYYYY?!?!?
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 24, 2015
Ok? Can we stop blaming our "content" and focus on mental health and gun availability? Prayers to Lafayette….#heartbreaking
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) July 24, 2015
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) July 24, 2015
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spotlight the victims the helpers the EMTs IGNORE THE SHOOTER treat him like the insect he is PLEASE #Louisiana
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 24, 2015
Terrible news out of LAFAYETTE: gunman opens fire in movie theater. http://t.co/BN2bbZPjtm 2 people died because they wanted to see a movie.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 24, 2015
It makes absolutely no sense. It never does. #Lafayette
— MichaelRaymond-James (@MRaymondJames) July 24, 2015
Thoughts & prayers with everyone in Lafayette, Louisiana this evening.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2015
Praying for those in Lafayette, Louisiana tonight.
— Vicki Gunvalson (@vgunvalson) July 24, 2015
Please. No more guns. Please. Churchgoers, school children, moviegoers…how many more innocent people have to die before we change?
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) July 24, 2015
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