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A gunman opened fire inside a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater on Thursday night, killing two people and himself.

Police have confirmed that the gunman, identified as 59-year-old, John Russel Houser, fired off at least 13 rounds 20 minutes into a screening of Trainwreck. 

“It appears he was intent on shooting and escaping,” Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said during a press conference. “The quick law enforcement response pushed him back into the theater.”

Craft added, “The information we have at this time indicates that he was by himself, he sat by himself and the first two people he shot were sitting right in front of him … When he stood up and started firing, people started rushing out. It looks like he spotted the officers coming in and he turned around, went against the crowd and fired a single gunshot.”

It’s been confirmed that the two victims that lost their lives were 21-year-old Mayci Breaux, who died on the scene and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson, who died at a nearby hospital.

Following reports of the tragic news, celebrities took to social media to express their condolences.

The film’s star, Amy Schumer tweeted:

“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.”

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Idris Elba Thinks The Future Of The James Bond Franchise Is Female!

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Idris Elba doesn’t want to play James Bond, but  is down to make some changes to the James Bond film franchise.

Despite being fan cast as the next 007 by just about every person on the Internet with a Twitter handle, Elba has remained consistently distant from the world’s request. However, he does have a few ideas on who the next super secret spy could be … and it isn’t a guy.

“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?” Elba asked while at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at the Sundance Film Festival. “Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have — do something different with it, why not?”

Elba was on the panel speaking about his directorial debut, “Yardie,” but paused to reflect on the future of the British Secret Service.

Potential women Bonds however will have some time to prepare for the audition process, as Daniel Craig still has one more sequel to make for the storied franchise, marking the 25th installment and expected out in 2019.

For the record Craig thinks Elba would make a great Bond. We’ll have to see how he feels about a female replacement next time we catch up with him.

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