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

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

About 500 people attended the service for Breaux at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin. The Rev. Lloyd Benoit said Breaux was “kind, always polite and always with that characteristic smile.” He 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.”

Johnson’s service was held in Lafayette.

Associated Press