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Amy Schumer remembers Lafayette theater shooting victims

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 17:17:39-04

On Thursday, stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer shared an Instagram post remembering Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, the victims of the Lafayette theater shooting.

"5 years ago today Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson we're murdered while sitting in a movie theater in Lafayette Louisiana watching a movie I made. Strong kind smart women with huge futures ahead of them. Thinking of you today ladies and honoring you the best I can."

On July 23, 2015, a gunman opened fire at Lafayette's Grand 16 Theatre during the movie Trainwreck, written by and starring Schumer.

Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux were killed and nine others were injured. The gunman took his own life.

Read more from The Advocate.

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