Louisiana movie theater gunman identified

John Russel Houser

Louisiana authorities have identified the gunman responsible for a deadly Thursday night shooting inside a Lafayette movie theater as 59-year-old John Russel Houser.

Police say a Houser opened fire inside the theater during a showing of “Trainwreck”, shooting 11 people. He then tried to escape by mingling in with the fleeing crowd, but took his own life when first responders arrived.

Investigators are still searching for a motive, and say they do not believe the gunman had any connection to his victims.


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