Obama’s thoughts, prayers with Louisiana shooting victims



President Barack Obama’s “thoughts and prayers” are with the victims of a shooting at a US cinema that killed two people dead and injured nine others, the White House said on Friday.

Obama was traveling to Kenya late Thursday when he learned about the deadly incident, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

“The president received a briefing from Lisa Monaco, his homeland security adviser, on the mass shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana,” Earnest’s statement said.

“The president directed his team to keep him updated on the investigation and on the status of those injured,” the spokesman said.

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the White House, including the President and First Lady, are with the community of Lafayette, Louisiana, especially the families of those who were killed.”

The statement came a few hours after a gunman opened fire in the crowded theater, shooting two people dead before killing himself.

More than 100 people were in the theater when the gunman began shooting randomly during a screening of the movie “Trainwreck,” police said.

Some of the wounded are in critical condition.

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1 Comment
  • naksuthin

    Hardly a week goes by without a new report of ANOTHER mass gun
    shooting by some lunatic in the USA. And Americans are still trying
    figure out the solution to these gun shootings:. Is it “more guns”,
    “less guns” , “more mental heath care”, “more religion”,

    “less bullying” , “more armed guards” etc.

    Hey, Americans!! Just Look around you at the rest of the civilized world.
    Every other developed country in the world has ALREADY figured out how NOT make gun massacres a monthly news event.

    England, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand. Spain , Sweden,
    Finland, Denmark, Greece, Austria ,Canada, Australia, South Korea,
    Taiwan, China, France, Germany…all the other developed countries of
    the world DON’T have these monthly shootings.

    Only in the USA have gun massacres become a regular ritual.
    It’s simple. Because other countries take gun ownership SERIOUSLY.
    in other countries can’t just walk into Guns Galore (the store near Ft
    Hood that has sold guns to TWO GUN KILLERS) and buy an assault
    rifle… like a 6 pack of beer.

    Meanwhile….owning a weapon that can cause mass destruction in the US is a JOKE.
    can own a gun….”raging racists”. the mentally insane, the blind, drug
    addicts, alcoholics, suspected terrorists, people with uncontrollable
    rage, 4 year old toddlers, even people who don’t know which end of the
    gun is front…ANYONE..can own a deadly weapon that can cause mass

    Yet Americans are still trying to figure out why THEY are the only developed country on earth with monthly gun massacres?

    When all the other advanced countries around the world have already
    solved a problem that Americans still keep having month after
    month…year after year…and Americans still can’t figure out why
    are the only one left with the problem.– It’s probably because
    Americans don’t have enough common sense to learn from other people.

    They have to keep making the same mistake over and over again.

    And… what you call people who keep making the same mistake over and over again???

    Answer: It’s the opposite of “smart”