Sandra and Dawson Samuel

An eerie, surreal feeling – that’s what one Minden woman says she felt following the movie theater shooting in Lafayette Thursday that left two people dead and nine injured.

Sandra Brown Samuel and her husband, Dawson, were in Lafayette on business the day of the shooting, and that night decided to go see a movie. She says they looked up movies showing at the Grand 16 Theatre and didn’t see anything they wanted to watch, so they decided not to go.

“We had just gone to eat dinner, and we were coming back around the exact same time, and we’re at the


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