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Amy Schumer tweets sadness, devastation after "Trainwreck" shooting

"My heart is broken"


Salon Staff
July 24, 2015 3:02PM (UTC)

A devastated Amy Schumer is sending her prayers to the victims and families of the Lafayette, Louisiana shooting at a screening of her film "Trainwreck."

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CNN has these new details from inside the theater.

As the previews ended and the lights dimmed for the screening of the comedy "Trainwreck," a man stood up inside a Louisiana movie theater, pulled out a handgun and began firing indiscriminately.

The shooter, a 58-year-old white man, killed two people and wounded nine others at the Lafayette multiplex Thursday night before he turned his gun on himself and took his own life, police said.

Coming within days of the verdict in the Aurora theater massacre, and its saturation news coverage, there was some speculation whether the shooting was a copycat crime.

"There's nothing to believe that there was any kind of motive," said Col. Michael Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police.

Authorities have the gunman's name but are withholding it as the investigation continues.

 


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