Louisiana tragedy does not discourage local moviegoers

Law enforcement personnel stand near a police line at The Grand Theatre following a deadly shooting in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
Law enforcement personnel stand near a police line at The Grand Theatre following a deadly shooting in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 59-year-old John Russel Houser entered the Grand 16 theater in Lafayette, Louisiana around 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Just before 7:30 p.m., Houser got up and started firing, according to witness accounts. 33-year-old Jillian Johnson and 21-year-old Maci Breaux were killed.

2 NEWS spoke to local to moviegoers Friday, who say they’re sadden for families, but aren’t letting the tragedy dictate their plans.

“In your life you can’t live in fear, you have to move forward,” Dianna Galloway said. “You do have to look over your shoulder and be aware of your surroundings and be aware of what’s going on around us, but in a case like this, you can’t live in fear about it cause there is always the unknown.  You’re always gonna have someone who’s going to do something that’s not right.”

Of the nine others injured, one was still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon. Two others have since been released from the hospital.

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