by M. ALEX JOHNSON and ERIN CALABRESE
UPDATE: A 58 year old white male stood up after 20 minutes of showing of movie, “Train Wreck” and began shooting then killed himself.
At least two people are dead including the gunman and at least six others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at the Grand movie theater on Johnston street in Lafayette, Louisiana, authorities told NBC News.
City Marshal Brian Pope told the local newspaper The Advertiser that the gunman was dead. Lafayette police told NBC News that the shooting occurred at the Grand Theatre on Johnston Street about 7:30 p.m.
Acadian Ambulance Service told NBC News that eight people were injured, with two people dead. It wasn’t immediately clear whether those who died were listed among the eight wounded or were separate.
Acadian Ambulance Service told NBC News that two people were dead at the scene. Police said they believed one of them was the gunman.
“We believe the scene is safe at this time,” Sgt. Kyle Suarez told NBC News.
Eight other people were transported to three hospitals. Their conditions weren’t immediately available.
Gov. Bobby Jindal said he was on his way to Lafayette and asked for prayers for the victims.
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Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, authorities told NBC News.