‘Trainwreck’ shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana theater leaves three dead
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An amazing story of heroism has emerged out of a deadly shooting inside a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, where a lone gunman killed two, injured nine and then took his own life, police said.
The Amy Schumer comedy “Trainwreck” was just starting Thursday night when the shooter, identified by cops as 59-year-old John R. Houser, stood up with handgun and started firing wildly.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recounted a story of two friends — teachers — after visiting the pair, and the other wounded in the hospital.
The teachers were settling in for the movie inside Grand Theatre 16and when Houser aimed his .40 caliber handgun at the head of one of them, “one of the teachers jumped on top of the second teacher in an act of braveness.”
“Both teachers got shot but the second one, the one who got saved, even though she got shot had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm and save other lives,” said Jindal, a Republican who is running for president.
The two victims were identified as Mayci Breaux, 21 from Franklin, La. and Jillian Johnson, 33, from Lafayette.
Schumer, Hollywood’s new “it girl”, took to Twitter to express her grief over the shooting.