Police: 3 Dead in Movie Theater Shooting, Including Gunman

Authorities said that a lone gunman sitting in a packed movie theater stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others Thursday night before fatally shooting himself. The gunman initially tried escaping by blending into the fleeing crowd, but turned back when he saw police heading inside from the parking lot. Police said that officers tailing him back into the theater then heard a single gunshot and found him dead inside. They described the shooter as a 58-year-old "lone white male" with a criminal history but did not immediately disclose his name. Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said the gunman was by himself and started the rampage by shooting the two people sitting in front of him.



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