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Jindal Suspends Presidential Campaign In Wake Of Lafayette Shooting

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Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal has suspended his campaign in the wake of Thursday’s tragic shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, La., The Hill reports.

Police have identified 59-year-old Alabama man John Russel Houser as the shooter in the incident. Houser began shooting about 20 minutes into a screening of the Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck,” then shot himself with his handgun as cops entered the theater about a minute later. (RELATED: Three Dead, Nine Injured In Shooting At Lafayette Movie Theater)

Jindal said that he will to stay in Louisiana and do “whatever [he] can to support [the] community… This could have happened anywhere, and one of the things you hear over and over is why here. You never want this to happen anywhere but you would never imagine it would happen in Louisiana,” he said Friday morning on “Fox & Friends.”

Jindal did not specify when he will resume his White House bid.