Gov. Bobby Jindal thanked the first responders of Lafayette after a shooting at the Grand 16 Theatre left three dead, including the shooter, and seven injured.
Soon after the tragic shooting, Jindal arrived on the scene to thank those working to save lives and praise law enforcement agencies for working together. Jindal also expressed his grief for the tragedy.
"As governor, as a father and as a husband, whenever we see or hear about these senseless acts of violence it makes us both furious and sad at the same time," Jindal said.
Jindal also said Lafayette would rise above the tragic shooting, confirming the community's resilience.
"This is an awful night for Lafayette. This is an awful night for Louisiana. This is an awful night for the United States," Jindal said. "But we will get through this."
Jindal is expected to return to the theatre later tonight.