The Latest: Mourners throng services for 2 women killed in Louisiana movie theater shooting

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Family and friends have gathered to remember two women killed during a shooting at a movie theater last week in Louisiana.

Mayci Marie Breaux and Jillian Johnson were killed Thursday when gunman John Russell Houser opened fire in a Lafayette movie theater. Houser died later after turning the gun on himself.

The Daily Advertiser ( ) reports that about 500 people thronged a funeral service Monday for Breaux at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin.

Rev. Lloyd Benoit said Breaux was "kind, always polite and always with that characteristic smile."

Benoit told the standing-room only crowd that many were asking why this tragedy happened but it was a question "...for which I do not have an answer."

Friends and family also gathered in Lafayette for Johnson's funeral service.