Amy Schumer Says Her 'Heart Is Broken' After Deadly Shooting in Louisiana

The shooting was reportedly during a showing of her new movie, "Trainwreck."

ByABC News
July 24, 2015, 8:00 AM

— -- Amy Schumer said her heart is broken after a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night. The shooting was reportedly during a showing of her new movie, "Trainwreck," according to the Associated Press.

Schumer tweeted:

Three people are dead, including the gunman, after the shooting at the Grand 16 Theater on Johnston Street. There were also nine others injured.

The shooting broke out around 7:30 p.m. in one of the movie theater's auditoriums, Lafayette police told ABC News. More than 100 people were in the theater, according to Louisiana State Police.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Lafayette Thursday night, where he went to a hospital to meet with victims.

"Whenever we see these or hear about these senseless acts of violence, it makes us both furious and sad at the same time," Jindal said.

"Lafayette is a strong community," Jindal said. "We will get through this, we're a resilient community. This is an awful night for Lafayette, this is an awful night for Louisiana, this is an awful night for the United States."

Many Louisiana public officials posted on social media after the shooting, including Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. David Vitter and Rep. Steve Scalise:

Comedian and actor Jim Norton, who appears in "Trainwreck," reflected on the nature of mass shootings.

The gunman in Thursday's shooting died from a self-inflicted wound, official said. The identity of the shooter is known but is not being released, police said. The motive for the shooting remained unclear.

The shooting comes one week after James Holmes was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

Representatives for the theater in Louisiana could not immediately be reached for comment.

Apatow Productions and Schumer's reps could not immediately be reached for comment.