A 59-year-old Alabama man opened fire in a Lafayette theater Thursday night, killing two and injuring several more before turning the gun on himself.
John Russel Houser began shooting about 20 minutes after the Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck” began.
Celebrities reacted to the tragic event on Twitter Friday. (RELATED: Three Dead And Nine Injured After Gunman Opens Fire During ‘Trainwreck’ Screening)
My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 24, 2015
Please. No more guns. Please. Churchgoers, school children, moviegoers…how many more innocent people have to die before we change?
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) July 24, 2015
Came back to the hotel and saw the devastating news about the shooting in Lafayette. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all involved.
— John Green (@johngreen) July 24, 2015
My heart and prayers go out to those in Louisiana affected by the shooting tonight. As a nation we NEED to rise above the violence.
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) July 24, 2015
Ok? Can we stop blaming our "content" and focus on mental health and gun availability? Prayers to Lafayette….#heartbreaking
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) July 24, 2015
140 characters isn't enough to express the rage, sadness, hopelessness, frustration, confusion, fear & numbness WHYYYYY?!?!?
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 24, 2015
Terrible news out of LAFAYETTE: gunman opens fire in movie theater. http://t.co/BN2bbZPjtm 2 people died because they wanted to see a movie.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 24, 2015
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE spotlight the victims the helpers the EMTs IGNORE THE SHOOTER treat him like the insect he is PLEASE #Louisiana
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 24, 2015
ANOTHER shooting. What is happening. So sad. Thoughts are with the family's of those injured and killed x
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) July 24, 2015