Police stand by at the scene outside the movie theater where a man opened fire on film goers in Lafayette, Louisiana July 23, 2015. A 58-year-old gunman opened fire inside a crowded movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring seven others before taking his own life, police said. Reuters

The victims of a Louisiana theater shooting Thursday were identified by police at a Friday morning news conference as Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. Breaux died on the scene and Johnson died in a hospital some time later. Johnson was from Lafayette and Breaux was from Franklin, about 60 miles north of Lafayette.

The gunman, identified at the news conference as 58-year-old John Russel Houser, shot them and then turned the gun on himself, authorities said. Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft described Houser as "kind of a drifter." Houser was from Alabama, but he had been staying in Lafayette since early July at a local hotel. Authorities have found various "disguises, basically," at the hotel room where he'd been staying.

Nine others were injured in the shooting, but their names have not been released.

This is a developing story.