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Parents struggle to cope after daughter's shooting death in Lafayette theater

Mayci Breaux, 21 (Source: Facebook) Mayci Breaux, 21 (Source: Facebook)
FRANKLIN, LA (WVUE) -

The family of the 21-year-old woman killed in Thursday night's movie theater shooting rampage in Lafayette said it is like living a bad dream.

Mayci Breaux grew up in Franklin, LA, a close-knit community, where her father is a sugar cane farmer.

The pain there is palpable.

Breaux's family said they are coping as best they can.

They said Breaux was a delight to be around. She was someone everyone loved. Her shaken parents, Kevin and Dondie, called her "the best."

Breaux's aunts and an uncle spoke on behalf of the family.

"An angel, an angel when you see pictures of her and you saw her smile," Chris Barrilleaux, Breaux's uncle said. "Her smile told everything about her, I've never seen her mad."

Her family said she was a student at LSU Eunice, which is near Lafayette, and that she was studying radiology.

"She just was the most polite, the most sweet and considerate person all of her life. She was our little Mayci," Breaux's aunt, Lynette Bagala, said.

Family members said Breaux was at the theater with her boyfriend, who was also shot, but survived the gunshot wounds.

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