Since the violent events that shook our community Thursday night were reported, Acadiana and the U.S. have heard a combination of facts and narratives that we have been since piecing together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Emily Mann, one of about two dozen people in Theater 14 Thursday night, shared her eyewitness testimony of the tragic events that happened with national media outlets.

Watch the video of Mann's story as she recalls instances of heroism in the face of violence and signs of love in the wake of tragedy.