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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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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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