Two killed, nine injured in Louisiana theater shooting


WASHINGTON: Two people have been killed and at least nine injured in a shooting at a movie theater in the US state of Louisiana during a showing of the film “Trainwreck”, paramedics reported.

The city of Lafayette’s Daily Advertiser newspaper reported the shooting took place at the local Grand Theatre.
“Prayers for Lafayette at Grand Theater. Talking to state police colonel about shooting in Lafayette,” tweeted state governor Bobby Jindal, adding that he was on his way to the city.
Television images showed a hectic scene at the cinema, surrounded by dozens of emergency cars and crews.
The shooting comes as a jury deliberates the death penalty for the gunman in a 2012 theater massacre in Colorado that left 12 dead and 70 injured.


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