On July 23rd, our community was rocked by a lone gunman who opened fire at the Grand Theater. By now people all over the country have heard about the Lafayette theater shooting and are sharing in our mourning for two of the victims who lost their lives.
The first victim, who was 33, was well known in our local arts scene. She ran a boutique store with her husband and a t-shirt business with her brother. She hosted “As You Were” on KRVS, and she played the ukulele as a member of the band The Figs. The second victim was a 21-year-old planning to start radiology school at Lafayette General Medical Center. She was a loving big sister and a worker at “coco eros.” Both women will be sorely missed by our community, and most especially by those who were left behind, but we could have lost even more if not for the bravery of two teachers.
Governor Bobby Jindal recognized the bravery of two teachers who had come to see the comedy “Trainwreck”. “One teacher literally jumping over her friend, potentially saving her life…The second teacher was shot anyway, in the leg, had the presence of mind to pull that fire alarm,” praised the governor. “Who knows how many lives were saved.”
These two teachers from Iberia Parish are amazing individuals with big hearts, and local teachers associations have set up a crowdfunding website to help pay for their medical bills. The lawyers of Galloway Jefcoat are proud to be a part of a community that can stand so tall, help others, and come together in the tough times. Stay strong Lafayette.
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