10:45 p.m.: “There’s nothing to believe that there was any kind of motive,” said Sgt. Brooks David.
10:43 p.m. ET: A 58-year-old white male who was a theater patron fired multiple shots, David said. The shooter was acting alone and is deceased, he said. There were about 100 people inside at the time.
10:42 p.m.: In addition to the shooter, another victim is dead. There are at least nine others injured, David said.
A shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater left at least two people dead and nine others injured, health officials said.
Clay Henry with Acadian Ambulance said the wounded were taken to three area hospitals. He described the injuries as “wide and varied.”
The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Sgt. James Anderson of the Louisiana State Police said. It wasn’t clear if the shooter was included among the dead list
The shooting inside the Grand Theatre 16 involved “multiple victims,” the police department tweeted. Police said they received the call about 7:30 p.m. CT.
“A whole bunch of girls started screaming and we heard that someone was shot,” Roxy Martinez told CNN affiliate KATC. “There were a lot of people running.”
Her brother saw a woman who had been shot in the stomach.
“I see a lady full of blood in a dress,” Robert Martinez said. “She was just looking at me in complete fear.”
Todd Moffatt, manager of a Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in the area, said 20 to 30 emergency vehicles had arrived on the scene. The area was locked down, he said.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tweeted, “I’m on my way to Lafayette right now. Please say a prayer for the victims at Grand Theatre and their families.”
The shooting happened days after the conviction of James Holmes in the July 19, 2012, Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 people wounded.