Theater Gunman Was 'Drifter' Who Planned to Escape

The movie theater gunman who began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama. Authorities said Friday his escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately. Nine people were wounded in the attack Thursday night. The gunman, identified as 59-year-old John Russel Houser, fired at least 13 times from a handgun, police said.

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