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UPDATE: Movie Theater Shooting in Louisiana Leaves 3 Dead, 9 Injured

LAFAYETTE, LA (KWES) -

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NBCNews.com

Three people, including the gunman, were killed and nine others were injured in a shooting Thursday night at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, police said.

Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft, who said the gunman, a 58-year-old white man who used a handgun, killed himself. Dee Stanley, chief administrative officer of the city about 50 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, told MNSBC TV that said some of the wounded were in "very critical" condition with life-threatening injuries.

Lafayette police said the shooting occurred at the Grand Theatre 16 on Johnston Street about 7:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. ET). Witnesses described hearing about six shots in a screening of the movie "Trainwreck."

Officials said it appears the gunman entered the theater alone, and there is no threat to the public. "We don't believe there's anybody else involved, and we want to make sure the public understands that," Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson told reporters.

Police said two people plus the gunman were dead. Nine other people were injured, Acadian Ambulance Service told NBC News. The ages of the victims range from late teens to 60s, Craft said.

Authorities have located the gunman's car and called in the bomb squad after "suspicious" items were seen inside, Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson told reporters.

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