Slidell police to work 'around the clock' detail at Grand Theatre

Slidell police to work 'around the clock' detail at Grand Theatre

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Slidell police will working a security detail, around the clock, at The Grand Theatre on Gause Boulevard West, following the shooting in Lafayette.

"The management of The Grand Theater and the Slidell Police Department want our citizens to feel safe knowing that we will have our officers there on a full-time basis," the department posted on its Facebook page. "We extend our prayers to the victims of the shooting in Lafayette."

The Grand Theatre also released a statement about Thursday night's shooting.

"All of us offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims and the community of Lafayette. We are grateful to all local officials and to the governor for their efforts."

Moviegoers were watching "Trainwreck" when 59-year-old John Russell Houser allegedly shot nine people in the theater, killing two, before turning the gun on himself.

Universal Pictures, the studio that released "Trainwreck," also released a statement about the shooting.

"All of us at Universal Pictures send our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this senseless tragedy and their families in Louisiana."

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