Louisiana police: Theater gunman was ‘drifter’ who planned to escape

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By Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The movie theater gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of “Trainwreck” and began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama whose escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately, authorities said Friday. The gunman killed himself.

Nine people were wounded in the attack Thursday night. The gunman, identified as 59-year-old John Russel Houser, fired at least 13 times …read more

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