Louisiana Theater Shooting: Hollywood Reacts
A lone gunman killed two people before killing himself during a screening of 'Trainwreck' in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday night.
Tragedy struck in Lafayette, Louisiana after a lone gunman opened fire inside a packed theater 20 minutes into a screening of Trainwreck.
Police confirmed that three people have died, including the shooter, with seven others taken to hospital some with critical injuries. The shooting comes three years to the week of the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado.
Hollywood has been quick to react, tweeting their condolences and expressing their shock at the events that unfolded in Lafayette.
My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 24, 2015
ANOTHER shooting. What is happening. So sad. Thoughts are with the family's of those injured and killed x— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) July 24, 2015
So sad to hear about the #Lafayette shooting. Prayers go to the victims and their families.— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) July 24, 2015
Thoughts & prayers with everyone in Lafayette, Louisiana this evening.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2015
My heart and prayers go out to all the families involved with the Grand Theater shooting in Lafayette Louisiana!— Lyle Boudreaux (@LyleBdx) July 24, 2015
Charleston, Chattanooga,Lafayette, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta. Black, White, Terrorists, Racist, Police,& Criminals. Culture of Violence— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) July 24, 2015
Sad night in Louisiana. #PrayforLafayette— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) July 24, 2015
Came back to the hotel and saw the devastating news about the shooting in Lafayette. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all involved.— John Green (@johngreen) July 24, 2015
My thoughts & well wishes are w/ the people of #Lafayette Louisiana tonight. 3 dead & 7(or more) injured in a theater shooting.Horrible news— Larry King (@kingsthings) July 24, 2015
Terrible news out of LAFAYETTE: gunman opens fire in movie theater. http://t.co/BN2bbZPjtm 2 people died because they wanted to see a movie.— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 24, 2015
Another mass shooting in America. Another chance for America to do absolutely nothing to stop more mass shootings. http://t.co/3GqB6PUJxz— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 24, 2015
Bobby Jindal on the scene in #Lafayette attempting "Presidential," proclaiming "evil" & calling for prayer...but never tougher gun laws.— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) July 24, 2015