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At Least 3 Dead In Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting

At least three people were killed and several injured when a gunman opened fire at a Louisiana movie theater Thursday night, according to police.
Posted at 1:48 AM, Jul 24, 2015

Police have identified the shooter in Thursday night’s attack on a Louisiana movie theater as 59-year-old John Russell Houser.

“He’s kind of a drifter. He’s been in Lafayette since early July as far as we can tell. He was staying at a local motel.  … We found wigs and glasses and disguises basically in his room,” Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said Friday. 

According to police, Houser fired 13 rounds with a .40-caliber handgun, killing two people and injuring nine others before turning the gun on himself. 

“It’s apparent that he was intent on shooting and then escaping. The quick law enforcement response forced him back into the theater,” Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said Friday. 

The shooting happened during a screening of the comedy “Trainwreck.” The victim's' injuries ranged from non life-threatening to critical. (Video via KPLC)

The shooting comes just days after James Holmes was found guilty on 24 counts of murder after he opened fire during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012. (Video via KMGH)

As for this most recent shooting, police say they do not yet have a motive. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.