Update: According to AP News, there are two dead in the shooting, including the gunman.
Clay Henry, vice president of operations for Acadian Ambulance, said eight people were brought to the hospital and that two, including the gunman, were pronounced dead on arrival.
There have been confirmed reports of an active shooter at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. There is a first-hand eyewitness account:
Katie Domingue of Carencro was at the 7 p.m. showing of “Train Wreck” with her fiance’, Joshua Doggett. About 20 minutes into the movie, Domingue said, she heard a loud noise.
“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” she said.
She saw “an older white man” standing up and shooting down, not in her direction.
“He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either,” Domingue said.
She heard about six shots, then she and Doggett ran to the nearest exit, leaving behind her shoes and purse.
There are reports of six casualties, including the shooter, who apparently committed suicide. The Grand Theater is a “gun-free zone”.
According to this report, officials confirmed that Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to the scene to meet with State Police Col. Michael Edmonson.
We’ll be updating this post as the situation progresses.