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By now, the harsh reality of the Lafayette theater shooting has set in that the United States has an issue with gun control and the mentally ill obtaining them.

Around 7 p.m., yesterday, July 23 in Lafayette, Louisiana, 59-year-old John Russel Houser, a white male whose guns were once removed from his home, opened fire during a showing of Trainwreck, killing two women and leaving seven people have been hospitalized as a result of critical injuries.

The two mortally wounded victims were identified as 33-year-old Jillian Johnson and 21-year-old Mayci Breaux.

After failing to escape the Grand 16 theater, Houser took his own life as police swarmed in on him. The

“My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana,” Trainwreck star and writer Amy Schumer wrote on her Twitter.

Peep several other celebrity reactions to the Lafayette theater shooting.

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