Police stand by at the scene outside the movie theatre where a man opened fire on film goers in Lafayette, La., July 23, 2015.
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Three dead, nine injured in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Just one week after the mass shooting in Chattanooga, and a month after the mass shooting in Charleston, there was a mass shooting last night in Lafayette. M. Alex Johnson and Rachel Kleinman reported overnight for msnbc:
Three people, including the gunman, were killed, and nine others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said. The shooter – identified by police as a 58 year-old white man – died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
 
The shooting occurred at the Grand Theatre on Johnston Street about 7:30 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. ET), police in Lafayette, about 50 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, said. Witnesses described hearing about six shots in a screening of the movie “Trainwreck.”
The investigation into the details of the slaying is still underway, but local law enforcement  does not believe anyone else was involved in the violent incident. The names of the victims and the gunman have not yet been released.
 
Note, the death toll may yet climb. Of the nine people injured in the shooting, at least one is reportedly in critical condition in a nearby hospital. Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft told reporters last night that victim was in surgery and “was not doing well.”
 
Way Too Early , 7/24/15, 5:30 AM ET

3 dead, 9 wounded in La. movie theater shooting

Police say three people are dead and 9 injured in Lafayette, La. after a gunman opened fire in a movie theater. NBC News’ John Yang reports.
 

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Three dead, nine injured in Louisiana movie theater shooting