“Trainwreck” star Amy Schumer has spoken out following the deadly shooting during a screening of the film in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday night.
“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” she tweeted.
My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 24, 2015
At least three people were killed, including the gunman. Nine others were injured, with their conditions ranging from non life-threatening to critical, police said.
The shooting happened during a screening at the Grand 16 Theatre of the comedy, which also stars Bill Hader and LeBron James. It was directed by Judd Apatow.
The shooting was first reported at 7.30 p.m. CT, officials said. The lone gunman and one other person were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person died later.
Late Thursday night, police held a news conference saying the gunman was a 58-year-old white male who was a theater patron. Police declined to give his name, although they did say they knew his identity. They went on to explain that he opened fire with a handgun. An estimated 100 people were inside the theater when he started shooting.
As a precaution, police said they had closed other movie theaters in Lafayette, a city of about 124,000.
Watch video reactions to the Lafayette movie theater shooting below.