A look at theater shootings in the US in the past decade

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Posted: Aug 05, 2015 7:43 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Below is a look at shootings that have occurred inside movie theaters across the country in the past decade:

— Aug. 5, 2015: A man armed with a hatchet and gun unleashes pepper spray at moviegoers in the Nashville area before being shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape out a back door.

— July 23, 2015: John Russell Houser, 59, shoots and kills two people and wounds nine others in Lafayette, Louisiana.

— January 2014: A former Tampa police captain fatally shoots a man during an argument over texting in a movie theater in Land O'Lakes, Florida.

— July 2012: James Holmes kills 12 people and tries to kill 70 others during a midnight showing of Batman in suburban Denver.

— January 2010: At least one person is wounded in a shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

— October 2009: An Indiana National Guardsman kills himself inside a movie theater.

— December 2008: An Iraq war veteran in Philadelphia shoots a noisy moviegoer in the arm.

— June 2006: A man is fatally shot in theater in Owings Mills, Maryland.