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Who are Lafayette shooting victims Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson?

A bride-to-be "angel" and a "once in a lifetime gal," family of slain victims say.

Theater fatalities Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson.

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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.

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Houser, 59, injured nine other theater patrons and took his own life as cops approached him.

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Here's a brief look at the lives at the two women he murdered:

Mayci Breaux

Breaux was an honors student at Lousiana State University who was excited about her upcoming wedding to fianceMatthew 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.

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"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.

Jillian Johnson

Johnson, who died at the hospital, was married and ran a business with her husband, a boutique called theRed Arrow Workshop.

She and husband Jason Brown were married two years ago.

He wrote and emotional tribute on Instagram to his wife, whoplayed in a bluegrass-folk band.

"Our hearts are shattered. We will love you forever. She was a once-in-a-lifetime gal. A mother, daughter, sister and a truly exceptional wife. She was an artist, a musician, an entrepreneur and a true renaissance woman. She was the love of my life and I will miss her always," he wrote.

"Thank you all for your kind words and offers of support. Our family is together now to mourn our loss. We would appreciate privacy during this time but your messages on outlets like this truly mean the world to us.

"Our thoughts are with the family of Mayci Breaux. We mourn with you. And finally our thoughts and prayers are with Jillian's best friend, who was in the theater with her at the time of the shooting. We love you and we’re wishing you the best!

"This was a senseless act and, as is the case with all such acts, there is no playbook, no rules on how to cope. We’re trying our best to pull ourselves together. We’re putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you all. If you have a thought or memory you’d love to share, feel free to do so here or Facebook."

Jillian E. Johnson (1982-2015). Our hearts are shattered. We will love you forever. She was a once-in-a-lifetime gal. A mother, daughter, sister and a truly exceptional wife. She was an artist, a musician, an entrepreneur and a true renaissance woman. She was the love of my life and I will miss her always. Thank you all for your kind words and offers of support. Our family is together now to mourn our loss. We would appreciate privacy during this time but your messages on outlets like this truly mean the world to us. Our thoughts are with the family of Mayci Breaux. We mourn with you. And finally our thoughts and prayers are with Jillian's best friend, who was in the theater with her at the time of the shooting. We love you and we’re wishing you the best! This was a senseless act and, as is the case with all such acts, there is no playbook, no rules on how to cope. We’re trying our best to pull ourselves together. We’re putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you all. If you have a thought or memory you’d love to share, feel free to do so here or Facebook. Red Arrow will be closed until further notice. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

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John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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