Theater shooting victims remembered as bright, talented

Here is what we know about the two victims who were killed in Thursday night’s shooting at the Grand Theater:

Jillian Johnson is pictured in July 2014 in Red Arrow Workshop with her husband, Jason Brown. Johnson was killed in a shooting at the Grand Theater Thursday night.(Photo: Paul Kieu, The Advertiser)
Jillian Johnson is pictured in July 2014 in Red Arrow Workshop with her husband, Jason Brown. Johnson was killed in a shooting at the Grand Theater Thursday night.(Photo: Paul Kieu, The Advertiser)

Jillian Johnson, 33

Johnson was a well-known Lafayette businesswoman and musician. She was a co-owner of the boutique store Red Arrow Workshop, along with her husband; as well as Parish Ink, a popular T-shirt business, which she started with her brother. Both shops feature items that focus on Lafayette and Louisiana culture, food and music.

“Anybody who’s ever been here and who has any kind of thirst for anything culture-wise will find that this is a place that really has no bounds,” Johnson told The Daily Advertiser about the stores last year. “If you don’t like what our culture is, that’s one thing. But to say that it doesn’t exist is absurd.”

She was also a member of the local band The Figs and co-founder of Acadiana Food Circle.

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