Authorities have identified the two fatalities in the Lafayette shooting rampage as Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33.
The two were shot dead during a showing of Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" in a Lafayette, La. movie theater Thursday night by John Russell Houser, authorities said.
Houser, 59, injured nine other theater patrons and took his own life as cops approached him.
Here's a brief look at the lives at the two women he murdered:
Breaux was an honors student at Lousiana State University who was excited about her upcoming wedding to fiance Matthew Rodriguez, her mother Dondie Breaux told The Daily News. Her sister, Ali, was to be maid of honor.
"They were so good for each other. They had so many plans — just to get married, have kids. I think it would have been soon," she said.
"I feel angry that she was right there in front of him. I feel just angry and lonely. I'm just heartbroken."
Breaux worked at a Lafayette boutique called Coco Eros.
On Facebook, colleagues wrote that the women's clothing shop would be closed while everyone grieves.
"Nothing ever prepares you for a loss... Much less the loss of such an amazing young woman. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Many of you had come to know and love Mayci and we ask that you pray for her family and friends during this tragic time," the post said.
“God really does give his best angels their wings first,” a friend wrote on Instagram.