By The Prophet of Life
A 58 year old white male dressed in khaki shorts and a white polo shirt walked into auditorium 14 at Grand 16 Movie Theater in Lafayette Louisiana during a screening of the movie Train wreck. He entered the theater about 20 minutes into the film and began shooting. The man didn’t say anything. No one screamed. Patrons in the theater called 911. Within minutes, the screens in all of the theaters went black and patrons were ushered to the exits. Dozens of sirens blared as police officers, Sheriffs Deputies and ambulance crews swarmed onto the scene.
There were only 25 people in the auditorium showing Train Wreck, the shooter shot his semi-automatic pistol 13 times. ten patrons were wounded. Some of the wounded have life threatening injuries. At least three people died including the shooter, John “Rusty” Russell Houser, 58, Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. Houser tried to flee, attempting to blend in with the crowds leaving the theater, his 1995 blue Lincoln Continental was parked near a theater exit for a quick escape, but when he reached the lobby, he saw police arriving. He turned around, returned in Auditorium 14, reloaded his gun and committed suicide.
Lafayette is a small town 50 miles from Baton Rouge. it is the type of town where everyone knows their neighbors. Everyone seemed to know someone that worked at the theater. Unconfirmed reports include Aries marine CEO Bo Ramsey among the wounded. Aires marine is a boat manufacturing company based in Lafayette. A Haz-Mat team was called to the theater and media was escorted to a perimeter. it is unknown at this time why Haz-Mat was called in.
Chilling surveillance video shows Houser calmly buying a ticket, strolling through the Grand 16 lobby and walking down a hallway which led to auditorium 14. A flurry of 911 calls Flooded local cell phone towers as people from all over the Grand 16 complex called in as shots were being fired. Conflicting information from the 911 callers made it difficult for police to actually know what the shooter looked like. One caller described the shooter as wearing a hat and baggy jacket. Another, from within auditorium 14 stated that the shooter was shooting directly at patrons in the auditorium.
Investigators looking into Houser’s background found that he had mental issues. He had been arrested for arson in Georgia, denied a gun permit in 2006 and was evicted from his Alabama home in 2014 due to his angry outbursts. Houser, before he left the property disconnected the gas line to the fireplace, a trick used by arsonists to cause a gas explosion.
Comments he made on Facebook called the U.S. a modern day Rome and a “Financially Failing Filth Farm” He stated that the U.S. will die soon. He likened America’s future to scenes from the movie Mad Max. He registered with the Tea Party Nation page and expressed admiration for Golden Dawn, a Greek Nationalist political party that advocates for the purity of the Greek race and deportation of all immigrants especially Muslims. Many have called them a Neo-Nazi group. There is no evidence that Houser went to any of his online haunts since he was evicted from his home.
Houser also appeared to be for white power groups, against mass media and believed that the American government censors both the media and the internet, pointing in one particular case to what one gets when googling white power groups, according to Houser, complaints about racism and not the addresses and phone numbers of white power groups.
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