Amy Schumer on Deadly ‘Trainwreck’ Shooting in Louisiana: ‘My Heart Is Broken’

Amy Schumer Trainwreck shooting
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Comedian Amy Schumer expressed her deep condolences on Thursday shortly after police confirmed that three people were shot and killed at a movie theater during a screening of her film “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” she wrote on Twitter.

The American Film Institute also offered “heartfelt sympathies” to the victims in Lafayette.

“Going to a summer movie is a celebration of the American creative spirit and one of our nation’s most beloved pastimes,” AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale said. “Let us stand together in these times of tragedy and embrace what is precious to us — churches, schools and places where the arts can send our spirits soaring.”

Police said the unidentified gunman — described as an older, white male — opened fired during the 7 p.m. screening of “Trainwreck” at the Grand 16 Theater. He later shot and killed himself.

Seven people have been hospitalized in Lafayette — three of which suffered critical injuries.

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  1. JimG. says:

    The truth is that it could have something to do with the movie or it couldn’t. I’m sure whether there was a connection is being investigated. Whatever the case this act doesn’t condemn the movie just as it didn’t The Dark Knight Rises. Is one really to expect news outlets to report there was a shooting at a movie theater, but we won’t mention the title for fear people might take it the wrong way?

  2. AJ says:

    Amy Schumer=Class.

  3. Matrices says:

    Really, how does it even matter which movie was playing.

    • Montell_Williams says:

      It doesn’t, but she did the right thing, anyway. If she had said nothing, the wave of Internet idiots would devour her.

      • Kevin says:

        I totally agree. Though certainly not to the degree the innocent people killed and injured in the theater were, Amy Schumer was also victimized by the idiot who pulled this tragic stunt. I’m sure being associated with this tragedy in any way is something she never dreamed of…

  4. theeinvisiblecircus says:

    Reblogged this on Invisible Circus and commented:
    what’s happening in this country is appalling

  5. Greg Nusz says:

    I hate to say it, but the way this country is going, who cares on what movie was playing when this many people (enter number) were killed! If this was any other movie that had been released within the last few weeks. I am sad as to what had happened, but the news media makes is sound like that it is due to the movie. Really? News editors, go look at your job qualifications again and quit making some dumb ass, crazy person sound like he is the most intelligent person in the “theater” or other building and continuing this story for 1 to 4 days.

    • Montell_Williams says:

      I don’t think there’s anything in this article proposing there’s any connection to the film itself – I think they’re merely reporting that Schumer passed along her condolences. She didn’t need to, but if she hadn’t, there would be no end to the backlash from reactionary morons looking for anything to yell about.

  6. Web Guru says:

    I will say a prayer for all families suffering from this tragic event.

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