LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - A GoFundMe account has been set up for two Iberia Parish teachers injured in the Lafayette theater shooting Thursday evening.
Gov. Bobby Jindal tweeted about the incident before arriving later at the scene of the shooting.
"I want to thank all the law enforcement. Federal, state, local. You see everyone working together here," said Jindal during a news conference at the scene.
"Today is a day that not only angers but also saddens all of us. This should never happen anywhere, but you certainly never imagine, we never imagine it would happen in Louisiana, never imagine it would happen in Lafayette."
Jindal went on to say "It's kind of an awful night that brings us together as a community, We are a resilient community."
"A couple of teachers were in the theater, both of them were shot," said Jindal. "One of them was released tonight. Her friend literally jumped over her and, in her account, actually saved her life. If she hadn't done that, the fellow teacher got shot, she believed that bullet would have hit her in the head. Now both teachers ended up shot. The second one, the one whose life was saved, even though she was shot in the leg she had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm to help save other lives."
The teachers have been identified as Jena Meaux and Ali Martin.
The description on the GoFundMe account states:
For more information on this account, click here.