Trainwreck director Judd Apatow also reacted to the tragic news. "One of the reasons we make these movies is because the world can be so horrifying and we all need to laugh just to deal with it. So to have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me," he said in a statement to ET. "My thoughts and love go out to the victims and anyone touched by this madness or any madness. We, as a country, need to find a way to do better."
Universal Pictures, the distributor of the comedy, released a statement to ET as well, saying, "All of us at Universal Pictures send our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this senseless tragedy and their families in Louisiana."
Lafayette police responded to reports of a shooting at the Grand Theater around 7:30 p.m., central time. Lt. Billy Soileau of the Lafayette Police Department said that the shooting occurred during a screening of Trainwreck.
Law enforcement confirmed that two people were pronounced dead at the scene, one victim and the suspected shooter. Nine people were transported to area hospitals by ambulance and one person transported to an area hospital by a private party. One of the victims transported to a hospital was later pronounced dead.