Two people, including the gunman, were killed and at least six others wounded in a movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday, NBC News reported, citing authorities.
Lafayette police could not immediately be reached for comment but said in a tweet that they were “working a shooting at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street” and that it involved multiple victims.
The local Advertiser newspaper reported that the gunfire broke out during a 7 p.m. showing of the film “Train Wreck.”
Witness Katie Domingue told the paper that the gunman was an older white man who stood up in the theater and began shooting.
“He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said.
“Prayers for Lafayette at Grand Theater. Talking to state police colonel about shooting in Lafayette,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said in a tweet.
Lafayette is a city of some 120,000 people located roughly 55 miles (90 km) southwest of Baton Rouge.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Eric Beech)