Amy Schumer took to Twitter to express her heartbreak after a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on July 23. The shooting was reportedly during a showing of her new movie Trainwreck. About twenty minutes into the movie, the gunman stood up in the Grand Theatre 16 and began shooting at the audience with a handgun, killing two and injuring several more. Reports say the man tried to flee the theater along with the wave of escaping people, but turned around when he saw the police near the exit. He was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials in Lafayette have identified the gunman as a 58-year-old man.
My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 24, 2015
The Trainwreck star was distraught in her tweet: “My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.”
The actress wrote and starred in the movie, which grossed $30 million during its opening weekend, and has reaped great reviews. Costars Bill Hader and Lebron James have yet to comment on the tragedy.