John Houser, a 59-year-old white male, fired shots in a movie theater Thursday night, killing two people and injuring at last seven others before using his handgun to shoot himself, police said. Witnesses told police Houser appeared to be alone. Investigators said the shooter's motive was unknown.
The shooting happened about 20 minutes into a 7 p.m. showing of the movie "Trainwreck.”
Jindal recounted the story of two school teachers who were in the theater at the time of the shooting.
“A couple of teachers (were) at a movie together. One of the teachers literally jumped on top of the other, may have saved her life.
“Took a bullet that could have hit the second teacher in the head.
“The second teacher was injured, was shot, but not life-threatening. She’s one of the ones we discharged tonight.
“Despite being injured, the second teacher was able to pull the fire alarm and save other lives.
“So you think about it: Two friends together. One jumps in the way of a bullet to save her friend’s life. The other one, even though she’s shot, pulls the fire alarm and saves other people’s lives.”
Both teachers survived. They were identified Friday morning as Jena Meaux and Ali Martin. Meaux is a librarian at Jeanerette High School and Martin is an English teacher at the school.
Meaux's bullet wound was not life-threatening, according to her son, Drake, who wrote on Facebook that "momma is ok... just a soft tissue wound." Martin was treated for her leg wound and released from the hospital within hours. She told Jindal that Meaux saved her life.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.