The movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday took place during a showing of Amy Schumer’s new movie, “Trainwreck.” The actress expressed her condolences on Twitter.
The shooting killed two and injured nine more. The shooter, identified as a 59-year-old “drifter” named John Russell Houser, was found dead at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” Schumer tweeted on Thursday night.
The American Film Institute also released a statement to Deadline about the shooting:
“Going to a summer movie is a celebration of the American creative spirit and one of our nation's most beloved pastimes. Let us stand together in these times of tragedy and embrace what is precious to us — churches, schools and places where the arts can send our spirits soaring. As a national community of artists and audiences, AFI offers our heartfelt sympathies to the victims in Louisiana and their families.”
Other stars in Hollywood also expressed their grief, anger and frustration on Twitter.