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No warning as drifter with violent past opened fire at Louisiana movie theater

No warning as drifter with violent past opened fire at Louisiana movie theater

A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday. John Russell Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into Thursday night's showing of "Trainwreck" and fired on the audience, killing two people and wounding nine with a semi-automatic handgun. "That was a horrific scene in there — the blood on the floor, sticks in the seats (showing the trajectory of the bullets), the smell," state police Col. Michael Edmonson said after top officials got an...

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