Reuters and other news outlets are reporting Thursday night that a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, La., and authorities have responded to reports of multiple injuries.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is currently on his way to Lafayette.

Early word is that six were injured and the shooter is dead.

Reports now say that there was an additional fatality besides the gunman, and up to eight were injured.

Three dead, including the shooter? That, says The Advocate, is according to “a source” — Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft would not confirm the number of dead and injured.

Here’s a bit of a different take from BuzzFeed’s news editor:

“Trainwreck” star Amy Schumer sends along her thoughts for the people of Louisiana.

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Seven people were hurt, with injuries ranging from non-life threatening to critical, according to a broadcast by KLFY-TV.


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