Theater Gunman's Family Called Him Mentall Ill, Violent

According to court documents, the man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a "Trainwreck" showing was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his will before obtaining a court order to keep him away. Police said Friday, John Russel Houser, stood up about 20 minutes into the movie and fired first at two people sitting in front of him, then aimed his handgun at others, firing at least 13 times. Police say Houser had one additional magazine of bullets for his handgun as he tried to escape. Then, when he spotted police officers outside, he turned around and pushed back through the fleeing crowd. Police said, the officers tailed him into the theater and heard a single shot before finding him dead inside.



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