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College student Mayci Breaux, 21, planned to start radiology school soon

Jillian Johnson, 33, was co-owner of a gift shop, local musician

Nine others were injured in the movie theater shooting

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One co-owned a gift and toy shop. Another was a college student who loved to dance and planned to start radiology school in the coming days.

Jillian Johnson, 33, and Mayci Breaux, 21, were among those shot Thursday night by a gunman at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater at a showing of the Amy Schumer comedy, “Trainwreck.”

Jillian Johnson, 33, was killed in the Lafayette theater shooting, police Chief Jim Craft said.
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Jillian Johnson, 33, was killed in the Lafayette theater shooting, police Chief Jim Craft said.

Breaux, of Franklin, Louisiana, was shot dead at the scene, and Johnson, who was from Lafayette, died a short time later at a hospital, police Chief Jim Craft said.

“Don’t lose sight of the fact that these two individuals had a vision, had a name, had a future,” said Col. Michael Edmonson of Louisiana State Police. “It wasn’t to die as they did horribly in this theater here.”

Of the nine others injured, one was in critical condition Friday afternoon, and two had been released, Craft said. Authorities identified the gunman as 59-year-old John Russell “Rusty” Houser.

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An online business profile identifies Johnson as the co-owner of the Red Arrow Workshop. The business is described as a gift, apparel, accessories and toy shop. Johnson owned the shop with her husband, Jason Brown, the website says.