Police: Theater Gunman Planned Escape

Authorities said the movie theater gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama whose escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately. Nine people were wounded in the attack Thursday night. The shooter, identified as 59-year-old John Russel Houser, fired 13 times from a handgun. He had parked his car by the theater's exit door and initially tried to escape by blending into the fleeing crowd, but turned back when he saw police heading inside from the parking lot.



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