At least three people were shot dead, and another seven injured at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater tonight.
The shooting happened inside the Grand Theatre 16, and according to local police involved multiple victims. Police Chief Jim Craft said in a news conference that authorities had identified the gunman as a 58-year-old white man, but did not release his name, citing an ongoing background check. The chief added that the conditions of the injured victims ranged from critical to non-life-threatening.
Lafayette Police received the call at approximately 730 pm, shooting involves multiple victims.
— Lafayette PD (LA) (@LafayettePD_LA) July 24, 2015
The shooting happened about 20 minutes into a 7 p.m. showing of the movie “Train Wreck,” according to The Daily Advertiser, which quoted theatergoer Katie Domingue.
“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” Domingue told the newspaper. Domingue said she saw “an older white man” standing up and shooting down into the theater, but not in her direction.
Another Shooting in a Gun-Free Zone
While the mainstream media is already jumping on the gun control bandwagon, bringing on all sort of experts who insist that more gun control laws would have stopped this, they have yet again failed to report that this theater already had policies banning guns. Just like last week’s mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, tonight’s shooting happened in another gun-free zone.
According to the Theaters website, guns are banned inside the theater. The website reads:
OUR THEATRE PROHIBITS:
Possession of firearms or weapons of any kind regardless of whether openly or concealed, with or without a permit.
Over the next couple of days we are likely to hear increased calls for more gun laws, discussions about what type of gun was used, and speculation on how the shooter obtained the gun. What you won’t hear is anyone in the media talking about how we can defend ourselves from these types of violent attacks.
As I pointed out last week, and every time one of these psychopaths commits one of these horrific crimes, since 1950 all but two of this country’s mass shootings have taken place in a designated gun-free zone. These gun-free zones are dangerous, and until the political idiots who setup these zones admit they are harming more people than they are helping, these psychopaths are going to continue targeting the defenseless because they know they can get away with it.