LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - The store of one of the Lafayette shooting victims opened Thursday morning without its owner.
Jillian Johnson, 33, of Lafayette, was one of two people killed a week ago at the Grand 16 Theatre.
Just a week after the tragic shooting, the store has reopened and things left over from some of the people trying to express their feelings of just how wonderful a person this woman was can still be seen in front of the shop
Johnson's Red Arrow Workshop opened its doors with a quiet calm that was nothing like the boisterous force of a woman who ran the place. It is, as you can imagine, a bittersweet day for many.
Life goes on, but sometimes it's so tough without the life that was once here.
"It's sad to be in there, but it's great," Sarah Hinds, a friend of Johnson, said. "I'm glad that they are trying to put the pieces back together. Jillian would have wanted that. She was really a great person and has done so much for the community. She was great."
The store in the Village of River Ranch within the city of Lafayette will be open until 6 p.m. Plenty of friends have stopped by so far and many more are expected to give back to a woman who meant so much in Lafayette.