Washington - A shooting in a cinema in the southern US state of Louisiana left three people dead, late on Thursday, local media reported.
Police chief Jim Craft in the city of Lafayette said seven people were injured and three killed after a gunman opened fire in the Grand Theatre in the city of Lafayette, local newspaper The Advertiser reported.
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The shooter had killed himself after shooting at others in the cinema, the report said.
The shooting in Louisiana comes as a jury in the state of Colorado deliberates on the verdict for James Holmes, who killed 12 people at a cinema in the state in 2012.